I am still undecided on Carine Roitfeld's lace outfit. Grazia, however, has decided and in part this prompted them to ask, "Is this the worst month in fashion ever?" They come up with some really funny answers to their own question. I must say that whatever your opinion of Carine's look, at least it's not Leighton Meester's outfit. I just keep shaking my head and saying, "Oh no you didn't." Then they provided the perfect counterpoint to this hot mess: elegantly dressed Courtney Love. I cannot do justice to Grazia's witty words accompanying the photos of this month's fashion experiments, please just go read it for yourself.
Courtney Love, Carine Roitfeld, Leighton Meester photographs © 2009 Bauer Consumer Media
I think it is clear that in assembling this outfit Julia Restoin-Roitfeld is referencing the Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne campaign for its latest (fabulous) fragrance starring Kate Moss as the face:
√ Übersexy YSL leather bustier, check.
√ Old fashioned rose in leather clad décolletage, check.
√ Killer talons, also by YSL, check.
Who plays the part of la parisienne better, Julia or Kate?
Kate Moss photograph courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld photograph © 2009 Patrick McMullan.
On Saturday the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles celebrated its 30th anniversary and of course Carine Roitfeld and Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld were among the 1,000 eclectic guests present for the special night. Note that the dress Carine is wearing here is of her own design; Vladimir looks very handsome wearing Tom Ford. The evening's unique entertainment was produced by Francesco Vezzoli and featured a world premiere by Lady Gaga, the Bolshoi Ballet, and costumes and props designed by Damien Hirst, Frank Gehry, Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, and Miuccia Prada. The guests included Kyle Maclachlan, Hedi Slimane, David Hockney, Margherita Missoni, Takashi Murakami, Gore Vidal, Chloe Sevigny, KD Lang, Gavin Rossdale, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, James Franco, Pierce Brosnan, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Ridley Scott, Kate Bosworth, John Legend, Eva Mendes, and John Baldessari.
Carine Roitfeld and Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld photograph © 2009 Fairchild Fashion Group. All rights reserved.
Carine Roitfeld photograph courtesy of coutorture.com
After Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld's recent show presenting Nicolas Pol, he and his mother Carine traveled west to attend the opening of the latest venture of his friend (and client) PC Valmorbida: the Prism Gallery in Los Angeles. The debut exhibit is titled "Mind the Gap" and kicks off the opening of this new art space on Sunset Strip pioneered by Australian "It boy" Valmorbida. Regarding his vision for the new gallery, Valmorbida says, “We are trying to close the gap between blue chip art and street art and make it accessible to everyone.” The street artists featured are Philip Frost and Barry McGee and the show is curated by PM Tenore, who founded RVCA. DJ Nick Cohen played to the arty crowd which included Anthony Kiedis, Margherita Missoni, Brody Jenner, Elizabeth Richards, Brandon Davis, and Stavros Niarchos. "Mind the Gap" runs through 20 February 2010 so be sure to check it out if you are in Los Angeles.
Photograph of Prism Gallery © 2009 Fairchild Fashion Group. All rights reserved.
Photograph of Carine Roitfeld at Prism Gallery opening courtesy of style.com