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Carine Roitfeld: Evening Dare

As we anxiously await the release of CR Men's Book tomorrow, let us amuse ourselves with the editorial “Evening Dare,” a daring take on menswear by Carine Roitfeld and Mario Testino published in Vogue Hommes International in 2007. Merci mille fois to the amazing Paul Kolyer for sharing his insights as well as the images.

Carine Roitfeld: Evening Dare
By Paul Kolyer

This flashback could be called “Roitfeld/Rewind” or “I Want To Be A Male Model Styled By Carine,” either way the team of Roitfeld/Testino created another fabulous editorial for Vogue Hommes Spring/Summer 2007. Just so happens that Taschen has released Mr. Testino's new book, SIR. This volume covers thirty years and will no doubt contain many images styled by CR.

Always ahead of her time, the "gender debate" in menswear was a non-issue for Carine Roitfeld. Her styling here borrows a dress, a bag, and a turban from the Prada line for women. The Prada evening bag is soft and so in style for men now. I love how she uses the single Tiffany diamond at the throat throughout. I wonder if t-shirt sales dropped after seeing this, if you've got the body, leave the tee at home!

All of Carine's fetishes (black, Le Smoking, nipples, waist, pubic hair) are on full display in “Evening Dare.” La Roitfeld really saw the future of menswear with her take on track pants, broaches, jackets over long tunics, and sequins for men — the Fendi sequined cardigan is so sexy for evening under Le Smoking.

The modern man has so many options now and with menswear seeing global double digit growth, Carine Roitfeld may want to use her design skills for a men's collection, sure to be a sell out. And she can style the ad campaign, bien sûr !

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Vogue Hommes International cover image © 2007 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.

mardi
sept.012015

CR Men’s Book Issue 1: Lucky Blue Smith

CR Men’s Book, Carine Roitfeld’s new publication devoted entirely to menswear, debuts on 3 September and she has selected Lucky Blue Smith as her cover model for her premiere issue. Photographed by Sebastian Faena, the image focuses on Lucky’s famous blue eye as he gazes into the looking glass. Among the other models sharing the pages of CRMB Issue 1 are Kate Upton, Fetty Wap, Gabriel Day-Lewis, Kaia Gerber, Presley Gerber, and Jaden Smith. The initial issue of CR Men’s Book will be wrapped with CR Fashion Book Issue 7 with subsequent issues sold separately; however, I cannot find a way to order either a subscription or a single issue of CRMB, please let me know if you have any information.

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dimanche
août302015

CR Fashion Book Issue 7: Classic Eccentric

Gaga… oooo la la… For the seventh issue of her CR Fashion Book, clearly Carine Roitfeld is caught in a Gaga romance. Lady Gaga poses as a bride on the cover as photographed by Bruce Weber, the perfect tribute to the issue’s theme, Classic Eccentric. As for Carine’s thoughts on the issue, she shared her feelings about her choices for the theme and the cover: “The theme for the issue is classic/eccentric because I am interested in what happens when you mix the two. I am fascinated by people who represent both extremes at the same time… It is always better to be a little bit of both. Take me, for example: I love eccentric fashion, but in reality I am quite classic… Lady Gaga perfectly represents what I mean by the classic eccentric to me. She is completely Gaga, but she is also a lady. In her music and art, she is so creative, always pushing the envelope… And yet she is classically trained, as well. As we saw with the jazz music, she can be both the modern pop star and still play the classic songs, giving them a modern twist. That is always what I love.” CR Fashion Book Issue 7 will appear on newsstands 3 September and will be packaged with the premiere issue of CR Men’s Book.

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juil.212015

Carine Roitfeld: CR Men’s Book

Followers of fashion for men take note: Carine Roitfeld plans to launch a new magazine dedicated to the subject in September. CR Men’s Book focuses on the burgeoning world of menswear as viewed through the Roitfeld lens as Carine takes inspiration from her style icons of the male persuasion, such as Christopher Walken, River Phoenix, and Robert Mapplethorpe. Models booked for her premiere issue include Gabriel Day-Lewis, Kaia Gerber, Presley Gerber, Lucky Blue Smith, Jaden Smith, Oliver Greenall, Logan Flatte, and Love Ronnlund. The first issue of CR Men’s Book will be packaged with the seventh issue of CR Fashion Book Fall/Winter 2015, available on newsstands beginning 3 September; future issues of CRMB are priced at $20. Very much looking forward to les hommes de CR....

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jeudi
mai282015

Carine Roitfeld: Cinema Against AIDS Gala

Carine Roitfeld: Cinema Against AIDS Gala
By Jessica Eritou

For the fourth year running, Carine Roitfeld curated yet another successful star-studded runway show at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes in partnership to benefit the 22nd amfAR Cinema Against Aids Gala which raised nearly $30 million dollars.

The event included top models Gigi Hadid and Karolina Kurkova who were part of a show featuring nearly fifty looks. Among the designers featured were Tom Ford and Alexander Wang with shoes by Gianvito Rossi and jewels by Harry Winston. Since the dresses auctioned off were mostly sample sizes, the prizes were not aimed to be physically worn by each of the top bidders, measurements and sizes vary.

Gigi Hadid in Tom Ford

“What is amazing about the amfAR event in Cannes is that it is not only an incredible red carpet but people are very relaxed. It’s the South of France, it’s the Riviera, and there is a kind of freedom,” Carine Roitfeld told WWD in early May before the event. “The people who attend really enjoy themselves, and that’s why all the models want to be there.”

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem in Giorgio Armani

The Sixties theme drew inspiration from Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Jean Shrimpton, and Veruschka. “I didn’t want to have a show with only princess dresses,” Carine said to WWD. “I think a collection needs a bit of both — day and night.” Charli XCX also performed as part of the show. Roitfeld hoped to have nearly raised $5 million to match the previous year's amount for the fashion runway portion of the fundraiser.

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Carine Roitfeld et al photos courtesy of amfAR, style.com, wwd.com, instagram.com, and Getty Images.

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