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Marie Wattel

Justin Timberlake on the May 2003 cover.
Editor Joanna Coles (U.S.)
Marie O'Riordan (UK)
Jackie Frank (Australia)
Categories Fashion
Frequency monthly
Publisher Hearst Corporation (U.S.)
IPC Media (UK)
First issue 1937
Country  United States
 United Kingdom
Language English
Website (UK) (AUS)

Marie Claire is a monthly women's magazine conceived in France but also distributed in other countries with editions specific to them and in their languages. While each country shares its own special voice with its audience, the United States edition focuses on women around the world and several worldwide issues. The magazine also provides the reader with health, beauty, and fashion information in each issue. Readers can subscribe to it through the mail and online. The reality series, Running In Heels, follows three interns working in the NYC office of the magazine.



Jean Prouvost created the first issue in 1937, which was distributed each Wednesday. French readers flocked to newsstands to buy this early weekly edition, which was a huge success. However, in 1942, German occupation authorities in France stopped the distribution of most magazines, and Marie Claire was one of them. The magazine was not redistributed until 1954. At this time, it became a monthly publication versus a weekly one. In 1976, Prouvost retired and his daughter Évelyne took over the magazine and added L'Oréal Group to the company.

Marie Claire US edition 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.

Marie Claire UK is part of IPC Media, based in London. 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 Australian TV network, the Seven Network. The marie claire website provides daily fashion, beauty and lifestyle news to Yahoo!7.

The Japanese-language edition of Marie Claire, first published in 1982, ceased publication after the September 09 issue went on sale in July 2009, due partly to the economic downturn.[1]


In addition to the United States, Marie Claire is published in Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, China, France, Greece, Hungary, Kuwait, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Romania, Spain, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Estonia, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

Style and goals

The theme for Marie Claire is “More than a Pretty Face”. The magazine gives readers information about different women around the world and their needs, struggles, and stories of life.

The goal of the magazine is to provide readers with a substantial amount of information about new looks in the fashion industry as well as current issues that women of the world are facing. Moreover, it also adds relationship information, along with a section dedicated to answering specific questions from readers. It provides information pertaining to different items of clothing and accessories, as well as which would be a better deal. Each month recognizes a particular female celebrity by placing her on the cover of the magazine and featuring her in a main article, along with providing monthly horoscope.

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