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Monday, 28 March 2011

Carine Roitfeld Hits Barneys


The feisty French fashionista is hitting New York City, with vengeance. Carine Roitfeld has shed off any rumours of her retirement by announcing to WWD that she is joining the team at Barneys this Autumn. Roitfeld will appear as guest editor and stylist for their Autumn/Winter campaign and catalogue, working alongside photographer Mario Sorrenti and Barneys creative director Dennis Freedman. To top all that, Barneys' Madison Avenue annual window reveal will be one to watch this September as it's getting the coveted Roitfeld touch. She told WWD “For me, Barneys has always been the biggest name in luxury department stores, so to be able to participate in this project with them, and be visible during the next fashion week in New York, is my dream come true. To a French girl, it’s a big, big dream.”
Roitfeld has been dubbed an unofficial muse for Barneys in the upcoming season, she will hand select each look that goes into their catalogue and is also set to star in a short film shot by Sorrenti, documenting a more cosy and informal view of her lifestyle.
Since leaving Vogue Paris, the rumour mill has been throwing names around as to where Carine Roitfeld will take them helm next. She says “Each day it’s changing. One day I am going to Dior with Riccardo Tisci, the next day I am going to Saint Laurent with Hedi Slimane. I don’t think it’s very nice for the designer at Saint Laurent, and it’s just rumors.”
What we do know is that Roitfeld is keen to keep herself free. “I am sure that one day I will, even if it’s not my own magazine, do special stories for magazines and maybe something on the Internet. I have projects and opportunities coming on. The only sure thing I know is that I will keep my freedom. I can be a muse for a designer, I can do work for some magazines, and do advertising, and maybe something like Barneys, but still keep my freedom.”
Bravo, a real independent woman. Destiny's Child would be proud. We can't wait to see the windows!

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