Model Lineisy Montero is styled by Avena Gallagher for ‘En el Paraiso’, lensed by Aeix Webb for the Spring-Summer 2019 issue of CR Fashion Book.
Founded in 2012 after Roitfeld left her position as editor-in-chief for French Vogue, Carine announced that she intends to let a new generation take the reins of her magazines CR Fashion Book and CR Men. WWD writes that Roitfeld will be doing far less styling on the shoots, although no one is replacing her as editor. “I don’t know what I now want to be called,” the French icon explained. “I don’t have a desk [at the office] either. I had one a while ago but I didn’t like it. I just sit at any table with a free chair. I don’t want a door, ‘Oh, knock before entering.’ That’s not me.”
“I’ve become another stylist in the magazine,” Roitfeld continued, referencing the grown of her CR Studio brand consultancy, which is taking on new clients besides Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld and Tom Ford. “I think it’s definitely time to open the door to a new generation. People of fashion, you know, they get bored, so we need to feed them something exciting, energetic and new.”
“The magazine was mine, my dream, then it was almost like a shadow,” Roitfeld said, agreeing that her very presence could be a putoff to new and younger talents. “I’ve worked a lot, but I think finally I’ve grown up — I’m not just an editor, I’m the head of this brand that includes the magazine and the studio and more to come.”
Roitfeld’s son Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, whom she admitted has a more American viewpoint, is CR’s president, and Patrik Sandberg has been promoted to the role of creative director.
Carine will continue in her role as global fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar, owned by Hearst Magazines which also operates CR and the newer CR Men. The editrix is signaling more new ventures to come. “I don’t want to be a dusty brand, I want to be a young brand,” Roitfeld said. “The worst is to become comfortable, then you become old…it’s a question of spirit.”