Kate Moss has just been granted the historical honour of gracing Emmanuelle Alt‘s second cover of Vogue Paris since becoming editor-in-chief. The May 2011 cover pulls off a risky interpretation of the phrase ‘must-have item‘ by using faceless models to grab Moss from the edges. Fun fact? Princess Kate (…at least to the fashion world) was on Carine Roitfeld‘s first Vogue Paris cover ten years ago.
In my time as a make-up artist for Chanel, I never dreamed of using their cosmetics to create something so fabulous. In Vogue Paris’ “Expression Figurative”, we get a final glimpse of Carine Roitfeld‘s beauty legacy. Shot by Inez & Vinoodh (Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin), Anna de Rijk is the canvas of creativity for stylist Melanie Ward, and essentially an inspiration to the makeup gurus of Youtube alike. View Post
Though the final cover of Vogue Paris under Carine Roitfeld has yet to be decided, Emmanuelle Alt‘s first cover girl has just been revealed. To take on her new role as Editor in Chief in the April issue, Emmanuelle is pulling out a safe and glossy Gisele Bündchen. The snooze-worthy supermodel choice was snapped in St. Barts by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The first Emmanuelle Alt only-directed issue will be in August.
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.