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Fashion’s Most Multi Multi-Tasker Adds A New Gig


Carine Roitfeld—who, since her departure from Paris Vogue, has worked with V, Barneys, and launched her own CR Fashion Book—has taken on yet another new position: global fashion director at Harper’s Bazaar, where her V and CR collaborator Stephen Gan is creative director. Hearst announced today that Roitfeld will work on several stories a year for various international editions of the title, beginning in March. Meanwhile, CR Fashion Book will soldier on as well.

PLUS: Last year, Roitfeld spoke with editor in chief Dirk Standen for the Future of Fashion series. Click here to read the complete interview.

Photo: Kirstin Sinclair / Getty Images

Fashion Week Ends, The Parties Don’t


New York’s party scene never sleeps—even the day following a whirlwind fashion month. Last night, both the fashion and art worlds convened at Sotheby’s S2 Gallery to toast Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld’s latest opening. Dubbed Hue + Cry, the exhibition was the budding megadealer’s first stint as guest curator for the venerable auction house, comprising 30 contemporary works that highlighted the transformation of abstract expressionism. But unlike Restoin-Roitfeld’s typically hip gatherings—often warehouse-based and liquor-fueled—yesterday’s soirée was decidedly a toned-down affair, complete with passed hors d’oeuvres (OK, pigs in a blanket) and sauvignon blanc. “It feels a lot more uptown in here,” quipped V‘s Stephen Gan as he surveyed the mixed-media pieces by contemporary artists including Nicolas Pol, Jin Meyerson, and Angel Otero. Gan’s trek from Lower Manhattan to the uptown York Avenue space took nearly an hour, but the host didn’t mind the commute. “I live five minutes away,” Restoin-Roitfeld shrugged. Still, representing the downtown contingent were the likes of Vito Schnabel, Stavros Niarchos, and girlfriend Jessica Hart, who happily installed themselves near the open bar.

“The show really looks like him, doesn’t it?” mused proud mom Carine Roitfeld in head-to-toe Givenchy. Giovanna Battaglia, clad in Dolce & Gabbana and a sparkling Marni collar necklace, arrived from Paris just in time for her boyfriend’s big night. “This is such a prestigious location,” she
beamed. “Every time Vlad does something, it’s different and a step ahead.” As for the couple’s plans post-fashion month? “This is my first weekend off in a month and a half,” she told “But I still have to work—there’s a shoot next week. It never ends.” To wit, at 9 p.m., the guests decamped to Casa Lever, where Aby Rosen, Kim Heirston, and Leo Koenig toasted the young curator with a private dinner.

Photo: Neil Rasmus/

Meet The Muse: Evelien Joos


Girl-about-town Natalie Joos spends her days casting for shows like ADAM and Yigal Azrouël and editorials for the likes of Mario Sorrenti and Mariano Vivanco, but her passion is vintage clothing. Joos’ blog, Tales of Endearment, spotlights her “Muses,” impeccably styled girls who share her secondhand obsession. In a new partnership with, Tales of Endearment’s subjects discuss their shoots right here on Style File.

Natalie Joos’ latest muse is one who’s very close to home—her sister, Evelien (or “Blinie,” as Joos calls her, a childhood nickname that stuck). Evelien, a photo editor for V and VMan and an aspiring actress, might be the younger Joos, but she has developed a strong sense of quirky style that is all her own. Her signature? Wild pants (striped, sunflower yellow, or polka dot). She began collecting them while living in Australia and currently owns an assortment that, Natalie says, “would put Willy Wonka to shame.” Evelien spoke with about the old and the new (and her go-to trouser shop).

How would you describe your style?
I don’t have one particular style. I can make a lot work and it somehow doesn’t look too artistic or grungy—I like to mix vintage and Belgian. People tell me that I make these crazy things work and that it doesn’t look so weird because I dress it down with basics. You know what it is? When I was younger, I had all of these snobbish friends, and I wanted to dress like them and be snobbish. If I was in the Hamptons all dressed up, my crazy quirkiness always came through—my hair or nails would be off or something so it didn’t look right.

Do you rein it in for the office? What’s work style like at V?
I always wear heels at work. In the week, I put much more effort in my clothes because I like dressing up. We can walk in any way we want to. If I want to wear sweatpants and a T-shirt, that’s fine. But it’s a fashion magazine so you can dress up for it. Some people do and some don’t.

What are a few of your favorite spots for buying vintage?
Stella Dallas in Williamsburg. It’s so bad because every time I go in, I buy something. In the front, they have a cheaper section where everything is under $20, and in the back, things are a little more expensive but they are like $100. I also like markets, the Brooklyn one, but other than that, I don’t remember the names of other vintage stores I like. Continue Reading “Meet The Muse: Evelien Joos” »

Gaga’s Words Of Wisdom, The Fashion Gang Visits Oprah, Luxury Shopping At Costco, And More…


Attention “fashion-sexuals,” little monsters, Andy Warhol, and Stephen Gan: Gaga 101 is now in session. The Lady’s first column for V Magazine has hit the Web and it’s a doozy. “Dear critics and bullies: get your library cards out because I am about to do a reading,” Gaga writes. Our take-away? Don’t ever leave your library card at home; according to LG, legendary social Nan Kempner sure wouldn’t. [NY Mag]

Set the DVR: It’s designer day on Oprah, with DVF, Michael Kors, and Tory Burch all stopping by. This news brought to you, naturally, by CFDA executive director Steven Kolb’s Twitter feed. (It’s where we get almost all of our serving suggestions.) [@StevenKolb]

Birkin and Bentley buying is back, but bling is not, the WSJ reports. According to recent studies, the wealthiest Americans have emerged from the recession with a new shopping consciousness: They’re looking for discounted luxury products, and Target and Costco are now among their favorite stores. Birkin bags now in Aisle Five? [WSJ]

Iris Apfel—whose enormous wardrobe was large and lavish enough to deserve its own Costume Institute show—is bringing her quirky style to the masses. Apfel is launching a line of jewelry HSN, her first foray in the design world. The “kind of throwaway chic” collection includes chunky necklaces, bracelets and brooches made from Lucite, mixed metals, and beaded materials; it does not, unfortunately, include a pair of Apfel’s signature owlish glasses. [WWD]

And for your daily Galliano update: The former Dior creative director’s court date has been set for June 22. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin /

Carine For V, Aggy For The Screen,
A Whole New Day At Pringle, And More…


The September issue of V? Might as well call it C. The mag confirmed today that it’s snagged Carine Roitfeld to style its big fall cover and a spread inside. Roitfeld has worked with the oversized glossy in the past; she joins new columnist Lady Gaga at the title. [Page Six]

Agyness Deyn’s latest role: erotic dancer. The British model was recently cast as a stripper for Luis Prieto’s upcoming remake of the 1996 crime flick Pusher. But according to Prieto, when he cast Aggy, he didn’t even know who she was. [;Vogue U.K.]

Alistair Carr (left), Pringle of Scotland’s much-tattooed new design director, has a lot of change in store for the Tilda Swinton-fronted brand. Carr plans to launch an accessories collection of shoes, bags, and small leather goods for the label as soon as he begins his knitwear makeover of the ready-to-wear line. He respects tradition, he says, but “[doesn’t] want to ‘do’ a heritage line.” In case that wasn’t clear enough, he posed for the paper shirtless and with a lampshade on his head. [WWD]

An official welcome to the worldwide spotlight, Sarah Burton. The creative director of Alexander McQueen has tried to remain in the background since taking the reins, but as the Times points out, three billion royal wedding watchers and a McQueen-themed Met ball makes that pretty tough to do. [NYT]

Photo: Courtesy of Pringle of Scotland