Our intense jealousy of and admiration for the entire Restoin-Roitfeld family continues today thanks to news of daughter Julia’s new ad for Lancome — and some juicy tidbits about the way she and brother Vladimir were raised.
Julia Restoin-Roitfeld will star in an ad for Lancome’s Ultra Lavande color collection, on sale for spring 2011. The very purple photo was shot by Mario Testino, the world renowned fashion photographer who is also Julia’s godfather.
Yes. The man responsible for the September 2007 cover of Vogue and every other good photograph that ever existed is on standby to guard Julia’s life just in case Carine and her husband Christian are indisposed for some fabulous, fabulous reason.
That juicy tidbit we picked up in a profile if Julia’s brother, Vladimir which appeared recently in the London Evening Standard. In it, Vlad (as he likes to be called) explains that while he and Julia could have had any job they wanted in the fashion industry (their father is a designer, and mom’s the editor of French Vogue), they were encouraged to be individuals. They also have more clothes than their mom does.
“My mum has never had a lot of clothes, and she has a tiny wardrobe. She knows exactly what she likes to wear. There’s one long cupboard in her bedroom, and you never see shoes lying about anywhere else. I’ve got more clothes than she has,” he says.
While we find it mystifying that a woman who could literally have any garment she wanted limits herself to a relatively small closet, we’re even more absorbed by the fact that Vladimir doesn’t think he has what it takes to survive in the fashion industry. Julia, who was once the face of fat-guy-hating Tom Ford‘s Black Orchid fragrance is another story altogether. That the entire family excels wherever it goes is, well, just stunning. We encourage you to read the rest of Vlad’s profile here.