EXCLUSIVE: Carine Roitfeld Casts Her Calendar Girls For VMAN
We’ve known for a while now that Carine Roitfeld has a thing for Victoria’s Secret models, but this seals the deal. The former Vogue Paris editor put together a personally curated calendar of V.S.-approved pinup girls for the 25th issue of V Man, which she also guest-edited. Sports Illustrated, watch out.
In an interview with the magazine’s Derek Blasberg, Roitfeld said that Victoria’s Secret is the first place she goes when she’s looking for “beautiful girls.”
DB So, how did you put your version of modern sexy together for VMAN?
CR To realize my issue, I imagined organizing the perfect dinner party. I started with the photographers, invitingsome old friends like Bruce Weber and Peter Lindbergh, who I’ve known for years, and [Jean-Baptiste] Monidino, who I have always admired but haven’t worked with in twenty years. And then I asked some new people too, like Nick Knight. It was my big dream to do something with Nick because we had never worked together before. Michael Avedon is a new talent too. I was happy to find him: He is the grandson of Richard Avedon, who we all know, but he has an interesting eye that is his own.
DB And then you filled the rest of the seats with the talent?
CR Yes, exactly. I didn’t want male models. I wanted handsome actors, well known singers, real men from Manhattan, and a few strangers that maybe a reader would not recognize but would want to know more about. And, of course, you need beautiful girls, so I would invite some of Victoria’s Secret’s girls. This is a very interesting dinner, no?
Can we get an invite? Check out a few of our favorite months as shot by Willy Vanderperre below, and more from the issue over at VMAN.com.