Marie Claire

This article is about the magazine. For the given name, see Marie-Claire.
Marie Claire

Lauren Conrad on the July 2013 cover
Editor Arnaud de Contades (France)
Anne Fulenwider (U.S.)
Marie O'Riordan (UK)
Jackie Frank (Australia)
Neena Haridas (India)
Categories Fashion
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 411,149 (France)
969,965 (USA)[1]
227,729 (UK)[2]
Publisher Groupe Marie Claire (France)
Hearst (U.S.)
Time Inc. UK (UK)
First issue 1937 (1937)
Country France (published in 35 countries)
Language Distributed in 24 languages
Website (France) (U.S.) (UK)
ISSN 0025-3049

Marie Claire is an international monthly magazine for women. First published in France in 1937, various editions are published in many countries and languages. The United States edition focuses on women around the world and several global issues. Marie Claire magazine also covers health, beauty, and fashion topics.


Marie Claire was founded by Jean Prouvost[3] and Marcelle Auclair.[4] Its first issue appeared in 1937,[5] and it was distributed each Wednesday.[6] In 1976, Prouvost retired and his daughter Évelyne took over the magazine and added L'Oréal Group to the company.[7]


One of the earliest international editions of Marie Claire is its German edition, which was launched in 1982.[8] The U.S. edition of the magazine was started by the Hearst Corporation, based in New York City, in 1994. Hearst has branch offices in France, Italy, and several locations in the United States such as Detroit, the West Coast, New England, the Midwest, the Southwest, and the Southeast. The Esquire Network reality television series Running In Heels follows three interns working in the NYC office of the magazine. Marie Claire UK is part of Time Inc. UK. In 2006, it launched its website with segments on daily news, catwalk show, photographs and reports, fashion and beauty, buys of the day, daily horoscopes and competitions. In Australia, Marie Claire magazine is part of Pacific Magazines, the magazine publishing arm of television network Seven. The Marie Claire website provides daily fashion, beauty and lifestyle news to Yahoo!7.

Marie Claire has also Arabic editions which are published in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.[9]

The Japanese-language edition of Marie Claire, first published in 1982,[10] was the first international edition published in a non-French speaking territory, as well as the first non-European edition, although it ceased publication after the 9 September issue went on sale in July 2009, due partly to the economic downturn.[11] International editions of Marie Claire have also been discontinued in Estonia (published between 2007 and 2010), Germany (closed in 2003),[12] India,[13][14] Philippines,[15] and Poland.[16] Following a relaunch, since 2012, Marie Claire has been published in Japan under the name Marie Claire Style. This new format is offered as a free supplement in the Yomiuri Shimbun and distributed in wealthy suburbs of Japan. The magazine has now been made available at subway kiosks for a cover price of 200 yen.[17] In 2010, an Indonesian edition was launched. Currently, Marie Claire publishes editions in over 35 countries on 5 continents.[18]

See also


  1. "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  2. "ABC Certificates and Reports: Marie Claire". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 14 February 2014. ABC July - December 2013, print and digitial editions.
  3. "Historical development of the media in France" (PDF). McGraw-Hill Education. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  4. "Avec Jean Prouvost, Marcelle Auclair fonda « Marie-Claire » magazine féminin inspiré des magazines américains" (p. 319). In: Touret, André (2005). Destins d'Allier: 1945-2000: population et économie, les grands événements et l'évolution de l'opinion, portraits. Éditions Créer. ISBN 9782848190587. OCLC 2418285. (351 pages).
  5. Alexandra Hughes; Keith A Reader (11 March 2002). Encyclopaedia of Contemporary French Culture. Routledge. p. 357. ISBN 978-1-134-78866-8. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  6. "Marie Claire France". Fashion Model Directory (FMD). Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  7. "The Group History". Marie Claire Group. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  8. Mariko Morimoto; Susan Chang (2009). "Western and Asian Models in Japanese Fashion Magazine Ads". Journal of International Consumer Marketing. 21 (3). doi:10.1080/08961530802202701. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  9. "Women's Mags Skirt Culture Clash in Arab Market". Manila Bulletin. 17 August 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2015.  via Questia (subscription required)
  10. Mariko Morimoto; Susan Chang (2009). "Western and Asian Models in Japanese Fashion Magazine Ads: The Relationship With Brand Origins and International Versus Domestic Magazines". Journal of International Consumer Marketing. 21 (3). Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  11. "Japan's Marie Claire edition to end". The Japan Times. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  12. "Women's Magazines in Germany" (PDF). Gruner+Jahr. October 2006. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  13. "People, GEO, Marie Claire to cease publication". Best Media Info.
  14. "Outlook Shuts Thee Magazines". Medianama.
  15. "Farewell T3, Marie Claire, and Seventeen: You will be missed". Abugged life. 17 March 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  16. "Poland Marie Claire". Wirtualne Media.
  17. "Chronicle of Japanese Fashion Magazines by Yuri Yokoi 12/12: Marie Claire Style with New Concept". fashion headline.
  18. "Marie Claire Group around the world". Marie Claire Group.
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