The publishers of Harper's Bazaar on Thursday named Carine Roitfeld, the trend-setting former editor of Vogue Paris, to the newly created position of global fashion director.
In a statement, Hearst Magazines said Roitfeld -- who quit the French edition of Vogue in December 2010 -- would collaborate "on several stories a year" for all 26 international editions of Harper's Bazaar.
It added that Roitfeld, 58, "will give her own unique take on the key fashion trends each season" while pursuing her other projects, such as her own recently launched CR Fashion Book magazine.
"I am thrilled to be contributing to Bazaar, a brand with a rich history of creativity," Roitfeld -- who gave Vogue Paris an edgy rock-chick flavor during her 10 years at its helm -- said in the statement.
Founded in 1867 as the first US fashion magazine, Harper's Bazaar has long been overshadowed by Vogue as the world's preeminent fashion magazine brand, but it retains a loyal following of readers and advertisers.