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Carine Roitfeld’s debut as Harper’s Bazaar’s global fashion director


As we have known that French stylist and magazine editor Carine Roitfeld was announced as Harper’s Bazaar’s first ever Global fashion director in October last year, and now the first debut outcome being revealed simultaneously across 26 global March editions of the Bazaar. It’s exciting to see her vision again.



A 16-page spread entitled ‘Carine on the Collections’ sees the ex  Vogue Paris EIC offer her creative take on the spring/summer collections using looks by big brands  like Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana alongside those by emerging talents like Christopher Kane and J.W. Anderson. Her vision will be circulated to more than 11.3 million Bazaar readers across 44 countries.

The 58-year-old said the idea for a fashion story to be visible worldwide was “genius”, adding: “For me, when I am shooting, I always like that the reader can think, ‘Oh, I can be that girl’. I also want to respect the traditions and mentality of each country and not shock anyone.”

Famed for her use of nudity and smoking, Roitfeld explained how she “tried to be a very good girl for the first issue; there is no nudity, nothing that would make anyone feel bad about anything, I tried to quite respectful to all readers.” The best models were used for the debut, as she cast the pregnant Dutch face Lara Stone (who enjoyed numerous Vogue Paris     cover roles during Roitfeld’s tenure, and an entire issue dedicated to her); Puerto Rican Joan Smalls (currently ranked the world’s top model on Models.com) and Stephanie ‘can-you-believe-she’s-44’ Seymour, among others.



Securing the services of Roitfeld, who was at Vogue Paris  for 10 years and is considered to be one of the most influential and respected voices in the industry, is an almighty coup and a shrewd financial move for Hearst, which also counts Elle, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan in its extensive portfolio.

Roitfeld also revealed how she was welcomed by the editors of all the  Harper’s Bazaar  editions. “They [Hearst] wanted me to make all the Bazaars more together, so we met everyone in Milan, all the editors of all the different Bazaars, before a show. For the first time I was able to talk to them and each one invited me into their magazine; I think it’s very generous of them and very hospitable.”

Photo & Clip: Courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar

Editted text from fashion.telegraph.co.uk


One comment on “Carine Roitfeld’s debut as Harper’s Bazaar’s global fashion director

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