When Carine Roitfeld took the helm of Vogue Paris in 2001, she transformed the magazine into a chic, risk-taking publication. Today's news of her resignation surprised many people, including those who admired her unusual and unique style. We've put together 20 of the best covers from her reign at the magazine. Some are sexy, some are soft, but all have that Roitfeld touch we've come to love.
2011 Fashion's Night Out Fashion Show Reportedly Not Likely; Natasha Poly Most-Used 2010 Cover Model on Vogues Internationally
- Kanye West is reportedly having Christophe Decarnin custom-remake a portion of the Balmain Fall 2010 collection, "specifically seventies-centric pantsuits, cutaway coats, and gilded jeans," for an upcoming tour [Hint]
- According to a Conde Nast source, there will most likely not be another Fashion's Night Out fashion show next September [Fashionista]
- On 2010 Vogue covers (American and international), Natasha Poly was the most frequently used model, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin were the most frequently used photographers, and Dolce & Gabbana the most frequently used designer [Fashin]
- Bryanboy says he makes more than $100,000 per year from advertising on his blog and charging fees for appearances [The Cut]
- Marilyn Minter shot Jimmy Choo's 15th anniversary ads, marking her first luxury campaign, below [Elle]
- Liya Kebede's film Desert Flower, in which she plays Somalian model Waris Dirie, finally has a release date is the US: March 18. Kebede is currently filming two more movies, Black Gold, with Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, and Mark Strong, and Le Marsupilami et l'orchidée de Chicxulub, with Gerard Depardieu and Julie Delpy [The Moment]
- Pierre Hardy just opened his first US store in New York, which has been two years in the making; it features black leather floors — “It’s same as the soles of the shoes, so it feels very good on bare feet when you’re trying on," the designer explained — and an exclusive Skyline heel ($1,540), based on the Manhattan skyline [Racked NY]
- Jane Mayle's limited-edition Holiday Kamikaze Love collection is now available online, with shoes and bags coming soon [Mayle]
- Yasmin Sewell, who left her position at Liberty earlier this year, has reportedly joined the team at Lauren Santo Domingo's online venture, Moda Operandi [@_BoF_]
- Vogue's bookings editor Valerie Boster shares one week of her outfits, which include an Isabel Marant fur coat, an Urban Outfitters thermal she bought in high school, and a croc tote she had custom made in Thailand [Vogue]
- Tanga Moreau, who once had a five year exclusive contract with Ralph Lauren — one of the highest paid of all time — is experiencing a comeback at age 32. She also suffers from a genetic malformation which causes cysts inside her spinal cord: "When they get too big, they explode and cause nerve damage. In 2004 I woke and I couldn't move. I was kind of paralysed. I spent two years in and out of hospital recovering. It could happen again any day" [Telegraph UK]
A First Peek at Terry Richardson's Photos of Tom Ford's Spring 2011 Womenswear Show with Beyonce, Lauren Hutton, and More
>> Terry Richardson was the only sanctioned photographer on hand for Tom Ford's Spring 2011 womenswear show, and the first of his photos from the event have finally popped up in Harper's Bazaar UK's January 2011 issue. There's Lauren Hutton in a tailored white suit and hat, Joan Smalls working a shredded organza shrug (with Ford's partner Richard Buckley, front row, caught taking the look in), Liya Kebede in a hand-painted floor-length fringed dress, and more.
>> Last year's Fashion's Night Out public service announcement featured designers and models, but this year's features the latter exclusively: 14 models, (including Karlie Kloss, Caroline Trentini, Doutzen Kroes, Liya Kebede, Karolina Kurkova, Lara Stone, Miranda Kerr, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Joan Smalls, Chanel Iman, Stella Tennant, Lily Donaldson, Sasha Pivovarova, and Jourdan Dunn) filmed by Peter Lindbergh for two days all around New York City.
“This year, it was really about fashion hitting the streets,” Trey Laird, who developed the segment, told WWD. “It was important that all of New York City was represented.” Thus, filming locations included PS 1 in Long Island City, the Bronx Zoo, Central Park, and Lincoln Center. Tabitha Simmons styled the shoot (behind the scenes images here), and the resulting 30-, 15-, and 10-second spots launch on television, in taxi cabs, and online today. From Sept. 3 to 10, they will be shown nine times an hour on the Toshiba screen in Times Square.
>> Jourdan Dunn Back In Front of the Camera for Vogue, i-D—Jourdan Dunn has graced the catwalk a couple of times since giving birth last December, but she's generally shied away from the camera, until now. It seems that she's ready to start logging time on sets again: earlier this month, she was reportedly photographed for a September 2010 Vogue story that will also feature Stella Tennant and Liya Kebede, and today she was on set shooting a beauty story for i-D's Fall 2010 issue (left). [@crystalclark24, iD_magazine, iD_magazine]
>> This evening at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, fashion's finest gathered for the 2010 CFDA Awards. Jak & Jil's Tommy Ton snapped photos of the arrivals, J.Crew's Jenna Lyons introduced herself to Isabel Toledo, and the ever-punctual Anna Wintour was later than usual, appearing after the pre-awards cocktails were in full swing.
Wintour put on her signature shades for the ceremony itself, but off they came when International Award winner Christopher Bailey thanked her (along with Tom Ford and Donna Karan) — in fact, she was beaming. Later, she got on stage to present Michael Kors with his Lifetime Achievement Award — he received a standing ovation — and told a story about how she went on a trip to Jamaica with Kors; when Ralph Lauren arrived, Kors got in the ocean and stayed there for hours because he didn't want Lauren to see him in his swimsuit.
Speaking of Lauren, he received the Popular Vote for the second year running — although he wasn't in attendance this evening. Sarah Jessica Parker, dressed in a custom gown by new Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton, presented Lee Alexander McQueen posthumously with the Special Tribute Award, noting that the designer had "the most beautiful hands I've ever seen," before models took the stage in the designer's last works.
Accepting her Fashion Icon Award, Iman thanked her parents for the longest neck on any model at any go-see in the world and joked to husband David Bowie: "Move over. You're not the only icon in the house." And finally, Marc Jacobs scored the Womenwear Award — he thanked bloggers for his win and said to Robert Duffy: "i want to thank [Duffy], without you this dream would never have come true."
And the winners are . . . (nominees here):
- Accessory Designer of the Year: Alexis Bittar
- Popular Vote Award: Ralph Lauren
- Menswear Designer of the Year: Marcus Wainwright and David Neville for Rag & Bone
- Swarovski Award for Menswear: Richard Chai
- Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Jason Wu
- Swarovski Award for Accessories: Alexander Wang
- Womenswear Designer of the Year: Marc Jacobs
>> Tom Ford's Warhol Painting Goes for Record Amount; Liya Kebede Wins Award at Cannes — Just yesterday, Sotheby's sold Andy Warhol's "Self Portrait" — which was estimated to go for $15 million — for a record $32.6 million; the seller was Tom Ford. Will Ford, who was reported at the end of last year to be looking for at least $50 million to finance his womenswear collection, use the new cash to help pad the launch? Or to fund an upcoming film? After all, he financed A Single Man himself. And speaking of visual arts, Liya Kebede, currently in Cannes to promote her film Desert Flower, was awarded this year's Chopard Trophy for Female Revelation (which has gone in previous years to Marion Cotillard, Diane Kruger, and Ludivine Sagnier) for her breakthrough performance. [NYTimes, Style File]
Michael Kors will always have a special place in my heart. The first New York Fashion Week show I ever attended was Michael's Spring '00 "Palm Bitch" show. The clothes were a sherbet rainbow of luxury and Gisele was on the brink of being the next big thing. Throughout the years, Estonian model Carmen Kass has embodied the jetsetting American sportswear aesthetic that is Kors. Cashmere knits, decadent furs, simple sheaths, aviator sunglasses, glorious gowns, the list goes on. But the casual luxe attitude is always there. Michael became a household name mid-2000s, bringing his fine taste to the masses with his lower-priced Michael Michael Kors and serving as a judge on Project Runway. Adored by celebrities, models, and fellow designers, Kors is undeniably awesome. Carry on for a thorough Kors review . . .
Loomstate for Barneys V-neck tees (made of 100 percent organic cotton and available in six colors) are selling for $40 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
Eviana Hartman, the designer behind eco-friendly label and Ecco Domani winner Bodkin, has signed on to design a capsule collection for Hessnatur, a German clothing company known for its use of 100 percent natural fibers.
>> Video: Natalia Vodianova as Medusa in Clash of the Titans —Liya Kebede's Desert Flower — in which she stars as Waris Dirie (trailer here) — is currently playing across Europe, and soon, Natalia Vodianova, too, has a role hitting the big screen. She plays the snake-headed, snake-tailed Medusa in the upcoming Clash of the Titans, out in US theaters April 2. [ANV, Fashin]