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15 posts tagged "Paris Vogue"

Carine Roitfeld: Agent Provocateuse


Today we published a preview of Carine Roitfeld’s new book Irreverent, which Rizzoli is releasing in mid-October. Roitfeld watchers will recall many of the images we’ve posted. There’s Carine as arch provocateur, staging a portrait of the luminous Eniko Mihalik with an octogenarian’s hands, and another with a nude model sipping from an enormous bottle of Chanel eau de cologne. And then there’s Carine in career-maker mode. We’ve included her first shoots with Crystal Renn and Lara Stone, both of whom owe no small part of their fame to the visionary editor in chief of Paris Vogue. “I love how she’s almost naked here,” Roitfeld says of the Terry Richardson-lensed shot of Stone. “It seems like a good beginning.”

To my eyes, the most striking shots depict Roitfeld combining both instincts. I’m talking about Eva Herzigova playing a butcher for a Mario Testino portfolio in The Face circa 1997. Nothing says man-eater quite like a gorgeous blonde with a bloody pile of gnawed bones in her lap. Roitfeld has included a thank-you note from the model alongside the spread. “The ‘Butcher’ story we did gave me the chance to be seen and understood as a model with a much vaster potential…” writes Herzigova. “I had this pin-up label attached to me for so long that it seemed impossible to shed it. Thanks to your and Mario’s imagination you helped me to be liberated from this.”

Which images resonate with you? Let us know below.

Photos: Terry Richardson / Paris Vogue / November 2006 / Courtesy of Rizzoli (Lara Stone); Mario Testino / The Face / 1997 / Courtesy of Rizzoli (Eva Herzigova)

Balmain’s New Gal, Alt’s First Cover, Dispatches From The Rumor Mill,
And More…


Emmanuelle Alt’s ascension to the throne of Paris Vogue meant that her former employers—Balmain and Isabel Marant—were left without a stylist for their shows. Christophe Decarnin (left) has officially filled the position: longtime Helmut Lang stylist Melanie Ward is doing the honors for the label this season. [WWD]

And speaking of Alt, the editrix has revealed her first cover star: Gisele. “There was no question,” she tells British Vogue. The Brazilian supe wears Dolce & Gabbana and was shot by Inez and Vinoodh. [Vogue U.K. via Fashionista]

The rumor mill is churning again, using its new favorite echo chamber: Twitter. Someone at @KenzoPR has heard—and publicized—that “a certain designer at an established French house,” one whose CEO has just left, is being replaced after this season by “someone major” who “moved away from design the last couple of [years] but stayed in fashion.” [Racked]

And meanwhile in London, the Telegraph‘s Hilary Alexander drops backstage at Giles to chat with designer Giles Deacon and Katie Grand. This season’s look is austerity, Giles-style—which means austerity with plenty of goat fur. [Telegraph]

Photo: Photo: Monica Feudi /

Roy Reigns At The State Of The Union, Prada Won’t Partner, Plus Ça Change At Paris Vogue, And More…


Michelle Obama’s Alexander McQueen dress at a state dinner recently stuck in the craw of some American designers, who chastised the First Lady for failing to promote U.S. brands and industry. She sidestepped the controversy at last night’s State of the Union address: Mrs. O chose Rachel Roy for the occasion (left). [WSJ]

This morning in New York, the Spring +J collection hit Uniqlo. A little freezing snowstorm wasn’t enough to keep the fans away—people began lining up outside the retailer’s Soho shop as early as 6:30 a.m. [Racked]

Miuccia Prada sounds off on fast fashion and art in the latest installment of her two-part interview with Women’s Wear Daily. In short: Don’t expect a Prada collaboration with any high streeter any time soon. [WWD]

And speaking of expectations, what to look for in the new Paris Vogue under Emmanuelle Alt? “The same but different,” the editrix told the Telegraph at Couture. Got it. [Telegraph via Daily Front Row]

Photo: Jim Watson /AFP / Getty Images

Emmanuelle Alt To Be Editor In Chief Of Paris Vogue


Announced this morning: Emmaneulle Alt (left), longtime rédactrice en chef mode at Paris Vogue and Carine Roitfeld’s front-row companion, will take the reins of the French glossy beginning February 1, 2011. Condé Nast France president Xavier Romatet made the announcement on; Alt calls the appointment an “honor” and “a great pleasure.” She’ll continue to work alongside Olivier Lalanne, Paris Vogue‘s rédacteur en chef adjoint, whose duties will be enlarged in scope; Lalanne will continue to edit Vogue Hommes International independently.


Roitfeld Speaks, Raf In Motion,
The Outlook On Androgyny, And More…


Carine Roitfeld gives her first long interview to WWD, where the outgoing Paris Vogue editrix reveals her most memorable moments (putting bearded transsexual Andre J. on the cover), her feelings about U.S. Vogue (“I think I would be too rock ‘n’ roll for American Vogue“), and what she knows about her successor (according to her, nothing). She also states: “I don’t do any consulting work or advertising.” [WWD]

The latest in fashion film: 15 years of Raf Simons’ menswear, shot by Pierre Debusschere and styled by Robbie Spencer for Dazed & Confused. [Dazed Digital]

The gender-bending trend continues this spring: Androgynous Australian/Serbian male model Andrej Pejic (left) will front Marc by Marc Jacobs (alongside Ginta Lapina) and Jean Paul Gaultier (alongside Karolina Kurkova). [WWD]

And some sad news on the male model front, too: RIP Charles Devoe, who appeared in V, Numéro Homme, and ads for Hickey Freeman and Stefanel. [V]

Photo: Marcio Madeira/