I love this new title of her ...
Global (Fashion) Director, I want that job, Ma'am !
And, yeah ASF, I think you're right paid a lot of money for doing nothing but having ideas, lunch and dinners with talented people.
Very good hunting burbuja! She should hired all of us (most reccurent people on this thread) for her book ...
US Harper's Bazaar March 2013
Carine On The Collections: Welcome To Spring
Photographer: Kacper Kasprzyk
Models: Ashleigh Good, Joan Smalls, Lara Stone, Saskia De Brauw, Stephanie Seymour, Stef Van Der Laan, Sui He, Sam Rollinson, Tilda Lindstam & Yumi Lambert
Styling: Carine Roitfeld
Make-Up: Gemma Smith-Erdhouse
Nails: Elas Durrens & Mar Y Sol
Carine's full editor's letter for the upcoming ballet-themed CR Fashion Book. I seriously can not wait to discover this issue! Does anyone know when it will be released?
The themes in CR are always very close to my heart. Last year, with my daughter pregnant and me becoming a new grandmother, I devoted my premiere issue to rebirth and filled the magazine with babies and mothers and concepts of renewal. This season, I'm exploring another personal obsession: dance. And specifically ballet.
I became attracted to ballet firstly because it is an art that requires elegance, faith, rigor, and refusal. Having taken up ballet in the last two years, I've experienced firsthand the pain and pleasure (but mostly pain) in every chassé and plié. Ballet is hard work, and it is one of the last art forms that is done with pure motives — ballet stars rarely sign huge endorsement deals or become world famous. More likely they are real people giving themselves fully to one passion. Quite simply, there is no other way. Because ballet is an art form that breaks the body and the soul. There is a fragility that I find inspiring. (I also think it's interesting that death is such a common theme in ballet... all of those exquisite dancers facing mortality each night, only to be reborn once the curtain falls.)
Ballet developed largely in France, so in a way this issue is also a subtle tribute to my home country. My current inspiration is Marie-Agnès Gillot, a 37-year-old french dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet who is brilliant, beautiful, and completely devoted to her craft. Yet what I find most intriguing about her is that she is not a dainty ballerina. You get the feeling she is a real person who is fully devoted to the sensual world. For her feature, Marie-Agnès conducts an interview with the legendary (and long-dead) dancer Vaslav Nijinksy, who speaks from beyond the grave about sex and seduction, life and death. A star of today paired with a mythic talent of the past... this is everything I love.
Elsewhere in the magazine we uncover a new generation of dancers who interpret tradition in wild and wonderful ways. like the young Ukrainian-born Sergei Polunin, who, with his ability to leap meters into the air, has been called the Nijinksy of today and is photographed for us by the director Gus Van Sant. Throughout the issue you'll find new works by Karen Kilimnik, one of my favorite artists and also a fan of ballet. It feels like a dream to find myself in her world, which is filled with fantasy and a certain sincere magic.
Of course you'll also find Spring fashion, dancing, jumping, gliding, and jetéing across every page. By the end, you yourself may be inspired to go en pointe. But even if you are not, I hope you close this issue with an admiration for those who do. Simply for the love of it.
This season, the issue explores another of Carine’s personal obsessions: dance. Here, your first look at the flip covers of Ukrainian ballet star Sergei Polunin, photographed by Gus Van Sant, and a photo of a pointe shoe by Brigitte Niedermair. CR Fashion Book Issue 2 hits select newsstands on February 21 in Europe and February 28 in the U.S.
CR Fashion Book #2 Spring/Summer 2013
Bruce Weber's Miami House Party
Photographer: Bruce Weber
Models: Big Ang, Lil Buck, Irina Shayk, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kiara Kabukuru & Clark Bockelman
Stylist: Carine Roitfeld
Hair: Akki & Sara Bearss
Make-Up: Aaron De Mey & Mary Guthrie
Nails: Donna D.
Digital Edition CR Fashion Book Issue 2 via Mat Cyruss