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Mademoiselle C (2013)
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Carine Roitfeld For UNIQLO

I am excited to see the forty pieces that result as Carine Roitfeld and UNIQLO combine forces to create a line of clothing, but I must admit that I am not surprised by this collaboration… Back in February 2013, when La Roitfeld shared her daily routine via Harper's Bazaar, she described her evening wear and immediately I was possessed with the desire for a UNIQLO puffer for bedtime. In Carine's words: "Going to bed. It's very cold in my hotel. Over my Olatz slip dress, I am going to wear my new UNIQLO light-down puffer. I put on a bit of Opium again, feeling like a brunette version of Marilyn." You want a puffer, too, right?

As for her inspiration for the collection, Carine stated: “I feel joy at creating new mode expressions. I am constantly asking myself what these are, and creating new clothing within the UNIQLO LifeWear concept is a great challenge… I started from the idea of clothes that I would want to wear myself, and developed this into clothes that anyone would want to wear, a woman’s ideal of clothes that make her feel transformed when she wears them.” 

Naoki Takizawa, design director for UNIQLO, supported her vision in his remarks: “Carine goes to see collections all around the world, and the visuals that emerge from this relentless pursuit of leading edge fashion have had a tremendous influence on the fashion industry. I believe that a new type of LifeWear will be created through her work.”

Tadashi Yanai, head of parent company Fast Retailing, commented: “Ms. Roitfeld is a charismatic fashion editor and influential figure in the fashion world and we are extremely happy to present this collection with her as our collaborative partner. UNIQLO’s aim is to create everyday clothing that is functional, comfortable and reasonably priced. I am pleased that this new collection will allow us to present our customers worldwide with a new type of UNIQLO LifeWear.”

Scheduled for release in October, the Carine Roitfeld for UNIQLO collection promises to be unique and chic, bien sûr. Here's hoping the CR puffer appears in the line...

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Carine Roitfeld for UNIQLO image courtesy of CR Fashion Book. Modification by Kellina de Boer.


CR Fashion Book Issue 6: Jolie Laide

Kitty Hayes in Versace

For her sixth issue of CR Fashion Book, Carine Roitfeld dares to use seven burgeoning models to illustrate the concept of "Jolie Laide," her theme for the issue. The three covers show Kitty Hayes in Versace; Sarah Brannon, Julia Hafstrom, and Antonina Petkovic in Chanel; and Issa Lish, Stella Lucia, and Molly Bair in Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane as photographed by Karl Lagerfeld and Anthony Maule.  The "Jolie Laide" issue celebrates "individual character over pure good looks… and features the new guard of models that represents the way Carine Roitfeld views beauty for 2015." I simply cannot wait for this issue! Appearing on newsstands beginning 5 March.

Sarah Brannon, Julia Hafstrom, and Antonina Petkovic in Chanel

Issa Lish, Stella Lucia, and Molly Bair in Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane

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Julia Restoin Roitfeld: L'Officiel Nederland March 2015

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Julia Restoin Roitfeld L'Officiel Nederland March 2015 cover © 2015 L'Officiel NL.


Julia Restoin Roitfeld: Marie Claire Korea March 2015

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Julia Restoin Roitfeld cover for Marie Claire Korea © 2015 MCK Publishing Co Ltd. All Rights Reserved.


The Companions Of Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld

Readers have expressed curiosity about the romantic interests of Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, assuredly one of the world's most eligible bachelors, and while my only evidence is photographic, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the women in Vlad's life.

Goga Ashkenazi

Most recently Vladimir has been linked with Goga Ashkenazi, a fascinating woman that owns the label Vionnet and an oil empire, among many other things. The pair first appeared together in October 2013, in Paris at the release party for Mademoiselle C and in Milan at VRR's art exhibition of Nicolas Pol. In November Roitfeld and Ashkenazi attended the opening of Museo Jumex in Mexico City and in December they were seen together at Art Basel, have these two art lovers made the perfect match? On a related note, I loved the work that Carine Roitfeld and Jean Paul Goude did for Vionnet last spring, I wonder if Vladi introduced Carine and Goga… or vice versa… 

Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Goga Ashkenazi, Mademoiselle C Party, October 2013

Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Goga Ashkenazi, Nicolas Pol Exhibit, October 2013

Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Goga Ashkenazi, Jean Thierry Besins, Dylan Don, Michael Lilelund


Giovanna Battaglia

Prior to this, Vladimir spent three years in a relationship with Giovanna Battaglia. The couple was first documented by fashion paparazzi in Porto Ercole, Italy, in June 2009, and parted company around October 2012. The Milanese beauty started out as muse to Dolce & Gabbana then found her passion behind the scenes as a talented stylist. Gio currently works as Contributing Fashion Editor at W Magazine, Senior Fashion Editor at Vogue Japan, and Creative Director of Queen of The Night, a cabaret theater in Manhattan. To learn more about the life and the work of Giovanna Battaglia, please visit our sister site, I Want To Be A Battaglia.


Lily Donaldson

Before Gio, Vladimir's girlfriend was Lily Donaldson, a model raised in London. Among other claims to fame, Donaldson walked in the three most recent shows for Victoria's Secret. Their relationship lasted about two years, dating from March 2007 to the spring of 2009. I always found it amusing that Carine's cuttingly clever editorial "No Smoking" was published in Vogue Paris in April 2009, right around the time of the breakup between Vlad and Lily.


Mariacarla Boscono

I am not sure when Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld began dating Mariacarla Boscono but I believe they went their separate ways in September 2006. Widely considered a top model of her era, Mariacarla was born in Rome to the couple that invented the Italian brand Saucony. Mariacarla also enjoys the distinction of having introduced Carine Roitfeld to Riccardo Tisci. In Carine's own words, "You know Riccardo, his show, I went for the first time in Milan because my son, he was friends with Mariacarla [Boscono], and Mariacarla gave to my son the invitation of Riccardo, and for me he was no one. And I was like, 'OK, I have a car and I have a bit of time,' and I was like, 'OK, let’s go.' So I went to see that show and it was totally new, totally fresh, and it was very interesting. That’s the way I met Riccardo." Enchanté de faire votre connaissance. Note also that La Roitfeld used Mariacarla and her baby, Marialucas, for the Givenchy S/S 2013 campaign. Boscono is married to Andreas Patti, an Italian entrepreneur.

Visit the photo gallery to see more images of Vladimir with Goga Ashkenazi, Giovanna Battaglia, Lily Donaldson, and Mariacarla Boscono.

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Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Goga Ashkenazi, Giovanna Battaglia, Lily Donaldson, and Mariacarla Boscono photos courtesy of instagram/goga_vionnet, purple.fr, bfanyc.com, Getty Images, Condé Nast, Abaca, popsugar.com, wwd.com, Neiman Marcus, Fashion Spot.

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