- Category : 1954-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 1/4 - Investigating / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (16)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 1
French publisher of fashion magazines, head of Les Editions Jalou, a Paris-based company that owns such titles as L'Officiel, Optimum and Jalouse. Founded in 1921, L'Officiel boasts seven international editions, including China, India, Greece and Russia.
Jalou had an impressive recent track record in launching titles in France. In 1996 he debuted Optimum, which has since become the dominant high-end men's monthly, occupying the place once held by Conde Nast's Vogue Homme. Spotting an opening in the hip, young things end of the women's market, the publisher launched Jalouse the following year, turning it into a prestigious title with a 100,000 monthly circulation, the magic profit-making readership figure in France.
Jalou also controls L'Officiel 1,000 Models, a six times a year photo survey of major collections, Revue des Montres watch magazine and Muteen, a new teenager title.
Laurent Jalou died after a heart attack on 25 January 2003. He was survived by his sister, Marie-Jose Susskind, the company's editorial director, and Maxime Jalou, his parents Georges and Ully Jalou, and his wife and two children.