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Want to know the secret to winning the heart of Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima, Jessica Hart, Corey Baptise or Tyson Ritter? Is it roses? Surprise candlelit dinners? Expensive juice-pressing machines?
If only the runways could be as diverse as Carine’s take on the fabled star-crossed lovers.
Remember that part in Pulp Fiction where Butch’s girlfriend talks about wanting a pot belly like Madonna’s in ‘Lucky Star’? That’s how I feel about undereye circles. Except while Fabienne’s love for a stigmatized physical attribute probably means she wants to be pregnant, mine just means I want to look more like a nonchalantly sexy French person who has better things to do than worry about makeup.
Happy birthday, Carine! The woman with a job title more confusing than Alexa Chung’s turns 59 today.
Carine Roitfeld must be sick of watching herself on screen by now. We first bumped into her at Daily Front Row’s inaugural Fashion Media Awards, which she sort-of gracefully evacuated halfway through, grazing our right arm(!) on her way out to host the New York premiere for her new documentary Mademoiselle C. At a second preview screening at Hearst Tower last night she introduced the documentary by saying how she didn’t realize how tough it was to watch herself on a giant screen (“I didn’t realize it would be so personal”). This is probably why we found her hiding in a small room backstage with the film’s mastermind and her dear friend Fabien Constant.
Say you what you want about Kim Kardashian, there’s no arguing that she’s a beautiful canvas to work with. Her exotic countenance and curvy physique are unrivaled, and Carine Roitfeld is smart enough to look past the celebrity and just create art. The storied French editor tapped fellow Kardashian advocate Riccardo Tisci for art direction and Karl Lagerfeld as photographer and created a fashion story in which the pregnant star exhibits alternative maternity wear.
If the trailer below is any indication, it’s going to be exciting, educational, and essentially a French version of The September Issue. Here are the top 10 reasons we can’t wait to watch it.
Maybe it was all that archive-diving with Natalie Joos that jogged her memory, because for fall 2013, Diane von Furstenberg‘s digging into her inimitable history once again, and bringing dream collaborators Carine Roitfeld and Daria Werbowy along for the ride.
“I never aspired to wear big labels the way young people might today,” Carine Roitfeld told V Magazine. “I thought high fashion and fashion magazines were for old ladies and not me.”
The upper echelons of fashion know all too well that any bash that toasts Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz is going to be one for the books, and they dress the part. Last night in Paris, the Le Trianon Theater became home to the Lancome Show by Alber Elbaz in celebration of the launch of the designer’s first beauty collection.
See theThe Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show it in all its bedazzled glory. Catwalkers like Karlie Kloss, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alessandra Ambrosio and Roitfeld’s daughter, Julia Restoin Roitfeld were among the lucky ladies who wore hand-selected sparkling garb by some of the biggest names in the game. Not that we’re playing favorites, but don’t miss the male model in a midriff top by Thom Browne.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? That seems to be Riccardo Tisci’s thinking for his fall 2013 Givenchy campaign, which revives last season’s all-in-the-family theme. This time, however, instead of Mariacarla Boscono and her brand new baby, he’s tapped a mother and daughter pair that can both don the line in Carine Roitfeld and Julia Restoin Roitfeld, along with muse Amanda Seyfried, actor Quim Gutiérrez, and models Mariano Ontañon and Dalianah Arekion. Get your first look at the ads right here!
Carine Roitfeld is after gold. In a good way.
Chanel’s cruise collection touched down today at a former nutmeg plantation in Singapore. It was a far cry from the over-the-top productions of seasons past — like, for instance, that time the house dropped a colossal globe in the center of the Grand Palais, or that time they staged a show in a castle — but the collection itself was quintessentially Karl. And clearly others were banking on that, too, since guests like Dakota Fanning barely had time to scrub off their Met Gala makeup before hopping off the 18-hour flight to get there in time.
Spring had most definitely sprung this weekend, and the fashion crowd dressed for the season at Dolce & Gabbana‘s Fifth Avenue flagship soirée. These six women in particular looked right on point.
Carine Roitfeld‘s irreverence is the stuff of legend — not to mention the inspiration for the title of her 2011 coffee book. Her latest tongue-in-cheek endeavor is a Bruce Weber-lensed spread in the second issue of CR Fashion Book starring none other than Big Ang, the brassy, big-chested, Staten Island-dwelling star of VH1‘s Mob Wives. Why Big Ang? Well, for the women’s issue of Ad Week, the former French Vogue editor explains the thinking behind the unexpected casting choice.
We all know the ins and outs of wardrobe staples — a plain white tee, dark denim, and a timeless LBD come to mind — but the same goes for beauty. We wanted to find out the must-have products that our favorite fashion insiders never leave home without: the go-to goodies that instantly put a pep in our most stylish friends’ steps. This week, Carine Roitfeld reveals her one beauty “product” that you won’t be able to buy in stores.
Not long after the news broke that Carine Roitfeld would be launching her own magazine, CR Fashion Book, reports leaked from Condé Nast‘s HQ indicating that the publishing giant (and Roitfeld’s ex-employer) was issuing stern warnings to its contracted photographers and editors reminding them not to get involved with the new tome. While this meant that the former French Vogue editrix was barred from working with many of her favorites, including longtime collaborator Mario Testino, it also opened up a window of opportunity.
Prince-of-darkness designer Rick Owens wouldn’t be our first thought to shoot a spread for the dance-themed newest issue of CR Fashion Book, but editor Carine Roitfield knows what she’s doing. We’ve got an exclusive look at Owens’ first ever editorial.