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janv.242010

Vogue-à-Porter

For the February issue of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfeld, Emmanuelle Alt, and Camilla Nickerson came together to style the editorial "Vogue-à-Porter" photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The spreads pictured here were all styled by Carine and star models Lara Stone, Freja Beha Erichsen, and Dree Hemingway.

In the first image, La dentelle fatale de Dolce & Gabbana1, Freja and Lara form a private parade of roses, the old fashioned beauties contrasting nicely with the black and white lacy knit of their undergarments. The satin chokers are the perfect touch.

In the next image, Les sexy dolls d'Azzedine Alaïa, I love how the models completely accept the lack of control they have in the situation quite like dolls. They seem a bit befuddled, but nearer bemused than bewildered. That leather skirt is killer. Have we seen Giovanna wearing that yet?

Finally, in La farce militaire de Jean Paul Gaultier2, Carine imagines a hot futuristic military look that only she could conjure up. Carine Roitfeld, je vous salue !

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La dentelle fatale de Dolce & Gabbana | The fatal lace of Dolce & Gabbana
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La farce militaire de Jean Paul Gaultier | The military joke of Jean Paul Gaultier

Vogue Paris February 2010 editorial images © 2010 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.

dimanche
janv.242010

Carine Roitfeld At Paris Fashion Week

Finally! Here is a photograph of Carine Roitfeld at Paris Fashion Week seated next to the dashing Olivier Lalanne front row at the Hermès show. Carine is wearing the Christian Louboutin boots that I love and working the curls again, a bit better this time. Note also the red nails, this I like. Only La Roitfeld can make brown look so badass, she is pure genius.

Carine Roitfeld and Olivier Lalanne at Hermès for Paris Fashion Week photograph courtesy of e-styling.info.

samedi
janv.232010

Julia In Chains

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld was captured on film by photographer (and former beau) Magnus Berger in a surrealistic portrait that he titled "Julia In Chains." The work effectively blurs the lines between art and fashion, transcending clichés to create a memorable composition. Multiple images have been layered to make Julia appear to fade into the sepia tinted shadows and the intensity of her eyes sharpens the contrast. Julia is wearing the gold chains from Givenchy's Fall/Winter 2008 ready-to-wear collection.

"Julia In Chains" photograph of Julia Restoin-Roitfeld © 2009 Magnus Berger. All Rights Reserved.

vendredi
janv.222010

Carine Roitfeld As Marchesa Casati

The eccentric Italian heiress Marchesa Luisa Casati, known for wearing live snakes as jewelry and being attended by nude servants, seems like a natural for Carine Roitfeld to emulate. Karl Lagerfeld created the photograph and the sketch seen here in which Carine is costumed as Casati for the September 22, 2003, issue of The New Yorker. Lagerfeld's work illustrated an article titled “The Divine Marquise” written by Judith Thurman. Casati and her sister were acclaimed as the richest women in Italy during the Belle Epoque, spending their inheritance to collect exotic animals and often seen strolling the streets of Venice naked with their pet cheetahs on diamond-studded leashes. Mrrrrrow!

I love how Thurman describes Casati's appearance: "She was tall and cadaverous, with a little feral face swamped by incandescent eyes… She blackened her eyes with kohl, powdered her skin a fungal white, and dyed her hair to resemble a corona of flames; her mouth was a lurid gash…" Despite inheriting her considerable wealth, Casati managed to end her life several million dollars in debt and rummaging through trash bins for decorations for her outfits. If you would like to read more about this enthralling character's influence on modern fashion, pick up Casati's biography Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati or the visual feast The Marchesa Casati: Portraits of a Muse.

Carine Roitfeld as Marchesa Casati photograph and sketch by Karl Lagerfeld © 2003 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.

jeudi
janv.212010

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld For Miu Miu

In keeping with the theme of vintage content that has pervaded the site of late, here is a beauty from the archives: Julia Restoin-Roitfeld in Miu Miu for Spring 2008. The campaign was shot by Marc Segal and styled by Elizabeth Sulcer. The harlequin as harlot concept for the campaign is fantastic and Julia transmits as gothic. I love the mysterious quality of the light in these photos, it looks exactly as if Julia is about to step Through the Looking Glass...

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld for Miu Miu campaign photographs © 2008 Prada. All Rights Reserved.