It’s really surprising how so many words and images come to mind when you hear just one simple name. The name, the woman, the icon. Carine Roitfeld started early in the fashion industry, first working as a model. She became the muse of important designers, just like her daughter did, following the footsteps of her mother. She continued as a journalist and writer in French Elle, where she later worked as a stylist. In 2001, she became editor-in-chief in French Vogue, a position she held for 10 years straight. Not only she became one of the most influential and best-dressed people globally, but she also helped establish the image of the magazine as a bible of style, worshiped all over the world. One of the styles seen the most in her images for the magazine was the porno chic. Naked models, sexy attitude and tons of cigarettes.
After leaving Vogue, se dedicated her time to more personal stuff. She started working on her own magazine the CR Fashion Book, worked as an independent stylist and published her own book, to name a few of the things she did. All that followed by a documentary on her life entitled Mademoiselle C.
If you close your eyes and imagine the ideal French woman, it would be Carine Roitfeld, said Karl Lagerfeld. The woman who changed the fashion world in her own unique way. Who influenced, inspired and impressed so many people all around the globe. The woman that you look at and you instantly think fashion. The icon.