“Trying to find stuff that’s still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible. It’s either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle.”
I am in awe of Carine Roitfeld. Though I’m over 30 years behind her in age, the woman embodies everything I want to do and become. After leaving her well-deserved position as Editor in Chief of French Vogue, she has been scouring the globe and sharing her creative vision everywhere that matters in the industry. Now, to coincide with a wonderful feature of her in W Magazine‘s October 2011 issue, she has revealed this photo shoot. Not only is the 57-year-old Wonderwoman the model, but she selected and styled the pieces, as well. Get her a DSLR and some make-up, someone; every shoot could be a one-woman production. (Though, hey, Paolo Roversi is an exceptional second choice for photographer!) View Post
Though British and American Vogue opted for the stun of a supermodel to front their September issues for 2011, Vogue Paris chose French royalty, Charlotte Casiraghi. The beautiful granddaughter of Grace Kelly and fourth in line to the throne of Monaco was shot by Mario Testino – a man who can boast being behind the lens of all three major international September Vogue covers. The unkempt glamour shot is captivating, and much more unwound than I would have expected from the dark-haired beauty.
Emmanuelle Alt has been named the successor to Carine Roitfeld, who announced her departure as editor-in-chief of French Vogue just before Christmas. Condé Nast France president Xavier Romatet made the announcement in a press conference today. Totally called it. Next psychic fashion prediction? A never ending spread supply of Balmain, military influence, and Daria Werbowy.
If you don’t already know, Julia Restoin Roitfeld is model and daughter of famed French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld. For V Magazine‘s upcoming issue #69, she is delivering a tiny collection of stunning self-portraits (the kind you don’t find on Myspace) while wearing Tom Ford‘s long awaited womenswear collection. Check out her short interview with the designer and the rest of the shoot below:
JULIA RESTOIN ROITFELD What made you decide that this was the season to return to fashion?
TOM FORD I told myself that I would not come back to women’s fashion until I felt I had something new to say. I feel that fashion has become too serious and that the actual customer’s needs have not really been addressed. Fashion needs to make one happy. It is a luxury and should enhance one’s quality of life.
JRR What inspired your collection?
TF Real clothes for real women. I want to concentrate on my real customer. That’s why I showed idealized versions of her – different women of different ages. It was about individuality, different body types, women who have their own style.
JRR What do you think fashion needs more of right now?
TF Spontaneity. Fashion needs to be more fun.
JRR What personality traits does the Tom Ford woman possess?
TF My customer has her own sense of style and knows herself well. My goal is to help women become the best version of themselves.
JRR What is your favorite piece from the collection?
TF I love every piece. That is like asking someone which one of their children is their favourite.
JRR Outside fashion, what are you looking forward to this spring?
TF I have to say more fashion. I love what I am doing right now and can’t wait to start the next collection.
JRR What was the last thing that made you laugh?
TF I laugh a good bit so that is a hard question. I suppose a phone call I just had with Richard [Buckley] five minutes ago made me laugh pretty hard. He has a wicked sense of humour.
JRR What’s your New Year’s resolution?
TF I don’t have one. I believe in living life the way that you want to live it every day, and if you do that you don’t really need to have New Year’s resolutions.