Emilie Gambade was formerly the managing editor of Marie Claire and is currently the editor-in-chief at ELLE South Africa. Gambade was previously the fashion editor for the Daily Maverick and regular contributor to the Mail & Guardian. She has worked in several media environments, from retail to television and print. She was born in Paris, France and studied in the United States where she graduated with a Bachelor in Science and Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Investment from Western Carolina University, Magna Cum Laude.
Gambade is a nominator for the 2016 Most Beautiful Object in South Africa award.