The book, titled Irreverent, is composed of photographs, spreads, covers, notes, and all sorts of ephemera from Roitfeld’s impressive career. There’s stuff from The Face and Vogue Paris, as well as personal photographs of her partner, kids, and friends. And did you know all of the proceeds from the book are going to amfAR? (Vogue also reports she has yet another book due out in December, though that one involves Karl Lagerfeld.)
She has dedicated the book to her partner Christian Restoin (though she interestingly calls him her husband), who helped her realize smoking is lame:
“The book is dedicated to my husband, who quit smoking seven months ago. When he decided to stop smoking, I said, My God, it’s too bad I didn’t try to help him to stop before. Now I decide I will never use a cigarette again in any shoot. When you’re doing fashion pictures, you’re talking to lots of figures; some are very young, and they’re like sponges. So if your girl is smoking a cigarette, they can say, Oh, my God, it’s smart to smoke a cigarette, it’s good for the look, so I’m going to have one, too. And it’s totally stupid. It’s an easy solution to make a picture more interesting, but it’s not the only solution. And now it’s like, forgive me for all these cigarettes I’ve put in all these issues.”
Check out the book preview, courtesy of Rizzoli, below!
this is some kind of spaceship or something.