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nov.292009

Vogue Paris Collections

Carine Roitfeld is in charge of three publications: Vogue Paris, Vogue Hommes International, and Vogue Paris Collections. Since I learned about the third one only recently, I thought I'd share it with you in case you weren't aware of this unique resource. Vogue Paris Collections includes photographs of the entire collection of hundreds of designers from all over the world complete with accessories. Yes, we can all view this material online for free, but there is something about this thorough and comprehensive printed display of the collections that cannot be matched by an online viewing. It is much easier to perceive the theme of a collection when you can see all of the pieces at once, side by side. The collections are typically arranged in order of show location and then alphabetically by designer for easy reference. Provided of course that you know who shows where, but this is also a wonderful way to reinforce that knowledge should one need a refresher. The next issue, Vogue Paris Collections Spring/Summer 2010, is due on the racks December 4 so be sure to get your copy of this limited edition collectors' item.

Vogue Paris Collections Spring/Summer 2010 cover image © 2009 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.

samedi
nov.282009

Vogue Paris 2008 Calendar

While we all patiently await news of the December/January issue of Vogue Paris, including the guest editor and the calendar, I added the images from the Vogue Paris 2008 calendar to the gallery to help pass the time. The 2008 calendar is far superior to 2009, but I'll try to dig up those images and add them as well for archival purposes. Soon we will have the Vogue Paris 2010 calendar for comparison, I cannot wait to see it...

Vogue Paris 2008 calendar image © 2008 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.

mercredi
nov.252009

Roitfeld Shaping Art

Mindblowing—check out this video of Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld's latest show, "The Martus Maw" by Nicolas Pol, including the construction of the gallery, the installation of the art, and the opening and closing of the exhibit all in under 2:17. It's hard to convey how brilliant this is, you simply must see it.

Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld's "The Martus Maw" installation film still courtesy of joelfitzpatrick.com

lundi
nov.232009

The Roitfelds At Indochine Anniversary Party

On Friday night Indochine celebrated 25 years of decadence with seven hours of non-stop over-the-top partying and of course both of the Restoin-Roitfelds, Julia and Vladimir, were part of the wild scene. The 1920s Shanghai party theme inspired delightful costumes, the signature edibles tantalized partygoers, and the deft DJs kept the packed crowd gyrating.

Indochine 25th Anniversary party invitation

The evening's entertainment featured go-go dancers in birdcages as well as on poles and performances by Raven O, Narcissister, Peppermint, Epiphany, and The Ones with Wanda Acosta, Belinda Becker, Nick Cohen, Coleman, Donna D’Cruz, Mess Kid, and Rawdon spinning.

The swank soirée was hosted by owners Michael Callahan, Jean-Marc Houmard, and Huy Chi Le; among the guests were Lily Donaldson, Naomi Watts, Iman, Zac Posen, Willem Dafoe, Charlotte and Olivier Sarkozy, Anna Sui, Michael Keaton, Andy Valmorbida, Frederique van der Wal, Harley Viera-Newton, Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Chiara Clemente, Victor Calderone, Rosie Perez, Byrdie Bell, Liev Schreiber, Erin Fetherston, Ellen von Unwerth, Narciso Rodriguez, Francisco Costa, Genevieve Jones, Stephen Gan, Hamish Bowles, Stefano Tonchi, Jennifer Brill, Sam Shaffer, Isabel Rattazzi, and Poppy De Villeneuve.

The Roitfelds are clearly smitten with the place, as Julia said, “I come here all the time..I’ve had my three last birthdays here, my brothers’ three last birthdays, all the big events...It’s quite a magical place, you know?” If you did not make the party, there's also the Indochine 25th anniversary book...

Indochine 25th Anniversary party images courtesy of New York Social Diary

samedi
nov.212009

Restoin Resurrects Equipment

Fantastic news for fashionistas: Carine Roitfeld's partner Christian (or "Sisley") Restoin is reviving his clothing line Equipment, reportedly readying for a Spring/Summer 2010 release. The shirts that Equipment produces are renowned for the soft fabrics, loose cut, and patch pockets. Carine and Sisley actually met because she decided to use some of the shirts by Equipment in a photo shoot that she was styling. Sisley chose to close the company in 2001 when Carine became editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris so that he could support her in her new role. I believe that the gorgeous sage green shirt Carine is wearing below is from the Equipment line and her dark green pencil skirt is by Dior.

Christian Restoin and Carine Roitfeld photograph © 2009 Paper Publishing Company
Carine Roitfeld photograph courtesy of daylife.com