Monday, March 16, 2009

Sense and Sensibility

Carine Roitfeld photographed by Hedi Slimane.
Photo courtesy of New York magazine.

There are few people in the world whose personal flavor I admire (or career I envy) more than that of Carine Roitfeld, French Vogue's Editor-in-Chief. Roitfeld is a former stylist and muse to Tom Ford during his time at Gucci, and her sensibility informs a much edgier and better-designed version of the fashion rag presided over by her American counterpart, Anna Wintour (gleefully skewered by Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada). Being an unabashed fan of both her substance and style, I am looking forward to seeing Roitfeld featured in the upcoming installment of CNN's Revealed, which follows her during the recent fashion weeks in New York and Paris. Here's a quick preview:

The full show premieres this Wednesday, March 18 at 4:30 a.m. EDT (with a first encore presentation the same day at 1:30 p.m. EDT). Be sure to tune in to what promises to be a fascinating and entertaining profile. Like just about everything she does, it seems, it's a must-see.

Carine at 19, looking like a California girl. Courtesy lefashion and Teen Vogue. You can check out more current photos at, here.

1 comment:

pal shazar said...

i know how much this woman is respected. she seems very natural and cool. she is beautiful now but at nineteen she looks unreal!