C’est la vie Paris, Hello Big Apple-Carine Roitfeld, last ousted from French Vogue, will be seeing a whole lot of New York City in the next couple of months. Carine is set to attend New York Spring Fashion Week, front row royalty of course, and will team up with Barneys New York to serve as guest editor and stylist for the luxury retailer’s fall ad campaign, catalogue and mailers. Roitfeld has also been hired to style Barneys’ iconic windows, which will be revealed in September.
Roitfeld spoke to WWD about her upcoming career move. “It’s good to have a new life, because now I can do projects that I never dreamed before. She also spoke about her collaboration with Barneys, “It’s a new kind of project for me. For me…to be able to participate in this project with Barneys, 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.”
In addition to styling Barneys’ fall campaign, which will be shot by famed photographer, Mario Sorrenti, the former Paris Vogue Editor-in-Chief, will also function as a muse for the store. Sorrenti is also set to make a short film for Barneys featuring Roitfeld-where Carine will express her views on fashion and style.
Where will Roitfeld go next? Roitfeld spoke to WWD about the rumors and speculations regarding her future. “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 I know is that I now have my freedom and I will keep my freedom forever. I am very excited to have this freedom and to have projects like the one at Barneys.” As are we-to see how this collaboration turns out-perhaps some Parisian influence-oui oui.