Perched on a sofa in the chilly lobby of the Mark hotel, wearing a tight black skirt, towering heels and a fur bomber that was a holdout from the last Givenchy show (which she styled, by the way), she said she regretted nothing about losing Ms. Alt’s friendship, which had lasted for the 10 years Ms. Roitfeld had edited the magazine.
“Maybe this was not supposed to be a friendship,” Ms. Roitfeld said. “If I look at the balance, maybe I lost some people I thought were my friends, but I made so many new friends. I am very happy, in the end, because I am the winner.”
Sorry? That French accent can be tough. Did you say … ?
“I am the winner,” she repeated. “At the end of the day.”
Wow. That’s…candid. Roitfeld goes on to explain that it could have been an awful year for her, but you know, it wasn’t: “I could have gone off to hide at a spa, or to Riyadh, but instead I changed my personality, and it has been a very successful year.” We’re not sure if we’ve seen a personality shift so much as a career shift, but whatever. You do you, Carine!