Carine Roitfeld is arguably the most talked about women in fashion right now. Not only has she stepped down from her role as Editor in Chief of French Vogue she has launched a make up collaboration with MAC Cosmetics and now, after a long anticipated wait, she has launched her own magazine, CR Fashion Book. It appears there is nothing this lady cannot do. But how did she get to be so great?
Born on September 19th 1957 in Paris to Jacques Roitfeld a Russian film producer, Carine grew up in comfortable surroundings and enjoyed a privileged upbringing. She viewed her father as her idol despite him spending long periods of time away filming in Cannes. Her journey into the world of fashion began when she reached 18 years of age after being scouted by a British photographer's assistant. After a brief modelling career, Carine became a writer and a stylist for French Elle where she stayed for fifteen years.
It was not until she met Mario Testino that things really blossomed for Carine. Something clicked and soon her career began to take off. Mario and Carine worked on advertising campaigns together for American and French Vogue which gave Carine a launch pad on which to work with the creators of fashion. For six years, Carine was the consultant and muse for Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci and Tom Ford before moving on to work with the likes of Calvin Klein and Versace.
Now, just days after the launch of her own magazine Carine Roitfeld, is still the same powerhouse of a women she used to be. The only difference now is that she is now a fashion editor, business woman, mother and grandmother. There really is no stopping this woman...