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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

vendredi
nov.202009

The Roitfelds At Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Merde, what is going on with Carine Roitfeld? I have kept my opinion to myself on many a topic but the thing around her neck ices this cake for me. Et les cheveux ?? If this is a midlife crisis, this is wonderful in terms of numbers but for fashion it spells disaster. If this catches on and I have to watch a bunch of fat girls parading around as futuristic bull fighting superheroines, I'm going to hurl. There, I've said it. Go ahead and label me fatist and swear never to read my words again but sincerely—do you? Further, we are NOT going back to big hair, I flatly refuse.

Let's not allow this to spoil the fact that Julia looks stunning in Christoper Kane for Topshop. Oh why oh why did I not order that dress the day the collection was released?! Julia is simply radiant, I guess a few weeks in London were restorative. Though she does have that superhero stance...thank the stars she is not wearing a cape.

Carine Roitfeld and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld photographs courtesy of guestofaguest.com

jeudi
nov.192009

Jewels + Robie

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Robert Konjic photograph © 2009 Patrick McMullan