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Mademoiselle C

Mademoiselle C (2013)
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mars232016

CR Fashion Book Issue 8: Made In America

In her own words, Carine Roitfeld describes her vision for the eighth issue of CR Fashion Book, which takes as its theme “Made In America”:

"In the '80s, fashion created a fantasy around the American girl—athletic, toned, smiling, happy, gracious, and perfect. For me, no model was more iconic than Christie Brinkley—with her white teeth and blonde hair—and her image was so compelling that it set a new beauty standard. Now, suddenly, in 2016, we see the comeback of the American model, and I find myself so excited by the new generation of stars. From young icon Gigi Hadid and new muse Staz Lindes to fresh face Bentley Mescall and intense beauty Kayla Scott, a class of U.S.A.-born girls is seducing fashion with striking yet uncomplicated looks…

Each of them brings something very special to fashion: Gigi with her beauty and personality; Staz with her bohemian spirit and talent as an actress and musician; Kayla with her fierce, confident attitude, and Bentley with her innocence… Social media has changed the way girls become discovered and build on their success, but the DNA of the American supermodel hasn’t changed at all: she is still healthy, smart, hard-working, independent and always arrives with a smile… Our readers love fashion and follow models as closely as we do. Of course Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Kim Kardashian have created huge buzz for us in the past, but I always like to balance the celebrity covers with model covers that speak to the dedicated lovers of fashion — such as myself…

My dream for this issue was to play with pop cultural ideas of the American woman to create something brand-new: a 21st century vision of Baywatch-era Pamela Anderson on Camila Morrone, a contemporary Miss U.S.A. on Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, and a modern expression of native beauty on Alice Metza. I chose as muses some of the most inspiring American 'girls' of all time, who fascinated the world (and continue to do so) with not only their beauty and style but their wit, grit, courage, and intellect. From Sacagawea, who helped open a path to the American West, to Emily Dickinson, who rewrote the conventions of poetry, to Jackie O, who served as a global symbol of endurance and grace. There's something about these women that is unshakably inspiring. I hope you think so too."

—Carine

Mademoiselle C chose to grace the “Made in America” covers with Gigi Hadid photographed by Sebastien Faena, Staz Lindes by Bjorn Iooss, Bentley Mescall by Felix Cooper, and Kayla Scott by Rory van Millingen. Which of the four covers is your favorite?

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oct.282015

Carine Roitfeld X UNIQLO Collection Debut

Dear readers, how many of you plan to shop the Carine Roitfeld X UNIQLO Collection at midnight? I hope very few of you in my size… The 69 pieces designed by Carine Roitfeld in collaboration with UNIQLO are now featured online, and although not officially on sale for a couple more hours, the Carineness of the collection is uncanny. If you are looking for a wardrobe of chic, simple pieces to combine effortlessly, CR X UNIQLO is all you need. In case you are thinking like me, one of each, I have done the math: $4908.10 for the entire Carine Roitfeld X UNIQLO Collection, a very low price for infinite chic.

Outer 
(15 pieces)
Wool vest, tailored jacket in black, grey tweed, charcoal pinstripe; tuxedo jacket in black; wool collarless jacket in black; soft wool jacket in black; wool chester coat in black, grey tweed; faux fur coat (short or long) in black, leopard.

Tops
(30 pieces)
Silk lace camisole, sleeveless shirt, camisole dress, silk shirt with or without sleeves in black, camo, leopard; 3/4 sleeve dress in black jersey with grommet neckline; merino, mohair, or cashmere sweater in black; faux leather long sleeve shirt in black; sheer polka dot shirt; short sleeve tee shirt graced with an illustration of Carine Roitfeld.

Bottoms
(11 pieces)
Tight fit skirt in wool in black, grey tweed, charcoal pinstripe, with or without pocket, faux leather with grommets at the hem, tuxedo; slim fit pants in wool blend in black, grey tweed, charcoal pinstripe.

Accessories
(13 pieces)
Shoulder and tote bag in black croc pattern; silk stole and tie in polka dot, camo, leopard; tights in black in five patterns.

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sept.302015

Carine Roitfeld: Instagang

According to Interview Magazine, Carine Roitfeld is one of the most powerful personalities on the Internet. In the September edition, also known as “The #Me Issue,” Interview asked their #Instagang —100 of the most influential people online — to create their own selfies for publication. I love the image that Carine contributed, captioned “French kiss,” trop mignon. Obviously I hope you are following Carine Roitfeld on Instagram; for added excitement, follow her partner Christian Restoin.

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sept.192015

Happy 61st Birthday Carine Roitfeld!

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sept.122015

Julia Restoin Roitfeld: Art For Love

Julia Restoin Roitfeld by Pamela Hanson

Would you like to own this portrait of Julia Restoin Roitfeld by Pamela Hanson? Don’t miss your chance to add this work to your personal art collection, if the price is right… Julia posed as part of a project titled “Art For Love,” an exhibition of images by 32 photographers curated by Fabien Baron and organized by Moncler in celebration of their “Maya” puffer jacket.

When asked about the inspiration behind the puffer jacket as subject, Remo Ruffini, the president of Moncler, replied: “I chose the Maya jacket as the ‘subject’ of this project because it represents [the brand’s] heritage, and is at the same time so iconic that these master lensmen could interpret it as they wished. The exhibition features extraordinary images by masters of the camera who use their very own language to depict love as the bedrock of the life of human beings… It’s something really incredible because we gave [the photographers] the freedom; we didn’t give them any brief. We said you have to do exactly you, and that was really the key... You really see the jacket but in different ways. In some pictures it looks like a sports jacket, in some pictures it looks like a piece of art.”

Francesco Carrozzini and Franca Sozzani

The “Art For Love” images were exhibited privately at an exclusive opening event at the New York Public Library and the guest list was sublime: of course Julia Restoin Roitfeld was among the guests as well as Lucky Blue and Pyper America Smith, the current faces of Moncler, Franca Sozzani, Francesco Carrozzini, Giovanna Battaglia, Terry Richardson, Paolo Roversi, Pamela Hanson, Margherita and Teresa Missoni, and Eva Cavalli.

The proceeds from “Art For Love” will help to fund research by Carine Roitfeld’s favorite charity, amfAR, via their project Countdown to a Cure for AIDS. Julia herself wrote on Instagram: “So proud to be part of the @moncler x @amfar exhibition shot by @pamela_hanson and curated by @fabienbaron #artforlove #amfar New York Public Library.” The photographs are on auction via Paddles through 29 September, bid now for your chance to own this exquisite portrait of Julia Restoin Roitfeld.

Lucky Blue Smith and Pyper America Smith

The list of photographers involved in the “Art For Love” project reads like a Who’s Who of today's tops from A to Z…

Camilla Akrans
David Bailey
Lachlan Bailey
Fabien Baron
Patrick Demarchelier
Arthur Elgort
Hans Feurer
Pamela Hanson
Ben Hassett
Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Mikael Jansson
Steven Klein
Brigitte Lacombe
Annie Leibovitz
Peter Lindbergh
Roxanne Lowit
Craig McDean
Alasdair McLellan
Raymond Meier
Steven Meisel
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott 
Guido Mocafico
Josh Olins
Ezra Petronio
Terry Richardson
Paolo Roversi
David Sims
Mario Sorrenti
Sølve Sundsbø
Willy Vanderperre
Bruce Weber
Olivier Zahm

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Julia Restoin Roitfeld et al at Moncler for amfAR photos © 2015 Moncler and Condé Nast and courtesy of Instagram. All Rights Reserved.