CR Fashion Book First Issue Inspired by Birth and Rebirth

Carine Roitfeld Reveals Inspiration For First Issue of CR Fashion Book

CR Fashion Book First Issue Inspired by Birth and Rebirth

"When something is consuming your thoughts, you suddenly notice it everywhere," writes Carine Roitfeld in the editor's letter for the first issue of CR Fashion Book. "When I learned that my daughter, Julia, was expecting, I immediately began seeing babies and new mothers on planes, at fashion shows, in New York and in Paris. Birth and rebirth all around. I became obsessed."

That explains why the seminal issue of the new magazine, which has been teased with videos and photographs, is "filled with both images and ideas about birth, pregnancy, and family." A black and white picture of a pregnant Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, belly exposed by an unzipped leather jacket, accompanies the online version of the editor's letter.

Evidence of this obsession is readily available on the magazine's revamped website, which launched on Tuesday. An editorial starring Marie Piovesan called "Lullaby," for example, features the model posing with a baby doll.

A focus on the industry's new talents will continue in issues to come. "I've edited the magazine to be a who's who of the next generation, as well as an ode to fashion's legends and icons," Roitfeld writes. "Created with humor, joy, grace, and always a dash of irreverence."

A look at the birth of Roitfeld's new magazine, which will hit newsstands on Sept. 13, here in the gallery.

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