Taking it back to 2005… I find it impossible to believe that a decade has passed since this interview with Carine Roitfeld appeared in the April issue of Vanity Fair. In the iconic image above, close friend and collaborator, Mario Testino captures the essence of Carine, at once classic and coquettish, in a jacket by Yves Saint Laurent, a skirt by Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière, and shoes by Sergio Rossi. In case you missed it the first time around, I want to share the interview with you, it is always pleasurable to learn more about the interests of our icon.
Photographed by Mario Testino in Paris on January 27, 2005.
Personal style: "French, classic, sexy… risky."
Favorite piece of clothing: A vintage Gypsy dress from Yves Saint Laurent.
Favorite up-and-coming designer: Riccardo Tisci.
Favorite piece of jewelry: A Cartier Panther bracelet from the 70s.
Favorite shoe designer: Saint Laurent. ("Very sexy high-heeled shoes with a touch of 'bizarre.'")
Favorite handbag: "The classic black Chanel."
Favorite scent: Opium pour Homme, by Yves Saint Laurent.
Manolos or Louboutins? Manolos.
Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds.
Piercings or tattoos? None.
Carine Roitfeld photos © 2005 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.