Barneys New York announces the debut of “Carine’s World,” the Women’s Fall 2011 campaign celebrating Carine Roitfeld and her iconic style. Featured in the campaign are individuals cast by Ms. Roitfeld from various aspects of her life, including those with whom she has worked throughout the years, others she has admired for their style, and some of her closest friends and family.
Today’s Image: Naomi Campbell in Fendi
Carine on Naomi:
“I met Naomi 25 years ago at the beginning of her career and worked with her often. She is of course a legendary model and an icon, but one thing that people don’t know about her is that she has a very big heart.”
Shop the Fendi collection at Barneys.com.
Giovanna Battaglia in Junya Watanabe
Carine on Giovanna:
“I have known Giovanna for years. She has that sexy, sensual, aristocratic quality of actresses in classic Italian films. There is the innocence of Audrey Hepburn, the stature of Maria Callas, and the fragility of an actress like Silvana Mangano.”
Shop the Junya Watanabe collection at Barneys.com.
Marie-Amélie Sauvé in Balenciaga
Carine on Marie-Amélie:
“The muse of designer Nicolas Guesquière and one of the most talented stylists of her generation, Marie-Amélie has everything you could ask for: culture, style, humor, elegance, and glamour. I am lucky to be able to call her a very close friend of mine.”
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Carolyn Murphy in Marni and Gianvito Rossi
Carine on Carolyn:
“I have worked with Carolyn many times, often along with Mario Testino, and we really trust each other. She doesn’t seem like a typical model – she looks so marvelous, but is also somehow approachable. You see her and you want to look like her.”
Jessica Hart in Marc Jacobs
Carine on Jessica:
“Jessica is the Australian girlfriend of my son Vladimir’s best friend. So pretty, natural, and elegant. She’s got a spontaneous, sporty allure and she’s always smiling.”
Shop the Marc Jacobs collection at Barneys.com.
Alexandra Richards in Maison Martin Margiela
Carine on Alexandra:
“Alexandra is the daughter of Keith Richards, and there is no better company than her. Amusing, funny, laid-back, and down to earth, you feel like you could have a beer with her. She’s a girl of our time.”
Shop the Maison Martin Margiela collection at Barneys.com.
Melanie Huynh in Yves Saint Laurent
Carine on Melanie:
“Melanie is a stylist and was my assistant for 3 or 4 years. We have stayed close – I am even godmother to her daughter. She is ravishing and brings a lot of grace to the Saint Laurent clothes. She looks like a princess.”
Shop the Yves Saint Laurent collection at Barneys.com.
Bambou in Lanvin
Carine on Bambou:
“Bambou was the last wife of singer and French idol, Serge Gainsbourg, which alone makes her almost mythical. Her background is a mixture of Asian and German genes. She’s just irresistible, ethereal, and exquisite.”
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China Chow in Giambattista Valli
Carine on China:
“I met China by chance three days before this shoot. I did not know her, but I was instantly drawn to her presence, poise, and charisma. She is also very chic. I introduced myself and only afterward discovered that she was the daughter of Michael Chow, owner of my favorite restaurant in New York.”
Shop the Giambattista Valli collection at Barneys.com.
Daphne Groeneveld in Rochas
Carine on Daphne:
“Daphne is the youngest of all the models featured here. I put her on her first magazine cover with Tom Ford. I find her incredible with her innate kindness and that enormous mouth. She has an unusual and strange beauty. For me, she’s like a new Lara Stone.”
Shop the Rochas collection at Barneys.com.
Dasha Zhukova in Proenza Schouler
Carine on Dasha:
“Dasha is cool, reserved and has an impressive intelligence. She is an art world pioneer with the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow; she also has a new magazine coming out this fall. Here, she’s letting go and looking magnificent.”
Shop the Proenza Schouler collection at Barneys.com.
Izabel Goulart in Mugler and Gianvito Rossi
Carine on Izabel:
“Izabel, a Brazilian, is one of my most recent discoveries. She is a very, very beautiful girl that I first saw at a Victoria’s Secret runway show.”
Theodora Richards in Rodarte
Carine on Theodora:
“Theodora has inherited the daring style of her father, Keith Richards, and it suits her divinely. She’s also very spirited and lively and has an incredible presence.”
Shop the Rodarte collection at Barneys.com.
Mademoiselle Marie Agnes Gillot in Ann Demeulemeester
Carine on Marie Agnes:
“Marie Agnes is one of the principal dancers with the Opera de Paris. I love dance and I love dancers — their discipline, their humility, their politesse. Marie Agnes is an inspiration, and since meeting her I have actually started taking dance lessons.”
Shop the Ann Demeulemeester collection at Barneys.com.
Joan Smalls in Comme des Garçons and Gianvito Rossi
Carine on Joan:
“Joan has a tremendous natural beauty and carries with her the feeling of her native Puerto Rico. I always knew she would be a very big star.”
Vanessa Traina in Altuzarra
Carine on Vanessa:
“I once saw Vanessa at a dinner in Paris with her mother, Danielle Steele. She was in Balenciaga and I thought, “Who is that girl?” She had such an expressive and fascinating face. Later, she became my intern at Vogue.”
Malgosia Bela in Celine
Carine on Malgosia:
“Malgosia is one of those rare models that really understands photography, and will do anything to get a good photo. She’s very intelligent, and we’ve worked together many times. Once, we partnered with artist Taryn Simon to shoot her nude in a Japanese restaurant with sushi on top of her.”
Visit Barneys to shop the Celine collection.
Victoire de Castellane in Alaïa
Carine on Victoire:
“Victoire is like family. She is a striking character and her jewelry designs show that she has an otherworldly talent. This is a real Parisian — very amusing, unique, and a wonderful eccentric.”
Visit Barneys to shop the Alaïa collection.
Saskia de Brauw in Nina Ricci
Carine on Saskia:
“I met Saskia at a Givenchy runway show and hired her immediately. She is an exceptional model, and I put her on the cover of my final issue of Vogue.”
Mary Frey in Stella McCartney
Carine on Mary:
“Mary is Mario Sorrenti’s wife. You rarely see her at parties because she often stays home with her beautiful children, as her family is everything to her. This is why I wanted to put her in an evening dress. She’s stunning, with a very American kind of beauty, the kind that will endure forever.”
Crystal Renn in L’Wren Scott
Carine on Crystal:
“I have worked with Crystal before, when she was more full-figured and voluptuous. I think there are all types of beauty, and I have always liked very curvy women – maybe because I am very skinny myself. But even now, slimmed down, she’s still magnificent.”
Fei Fei Sun in Bottega Veneta
Carine on Fei Fei:
“I find Chinese women exquisite. I had never worked with Fei Fei before, and I found her absolutely ravishing. She has the grace of a child; she is bewitching, like a fairy tale.”
Olympia Scarry in Haider Ackermann
Carine on Olympia:
“Olympia often attended Vogue parties, and I always found her very beautiful — and then I discovered her talent as an artist. Her work is strong and also very feminine. She has a touching, unique kind of elegance.”
The Haider Ackermann collection will be available at Barneys at the end of August.
More About Carine’s World
For this campaign, Ms. Roitfeld was invited to serve as a special guest editor and stylist working alongside renowned photographer Mario Sorrenti and Barneys New York Creative Director Dennis Freedman.
Mario Sorrenti, who shot the campaign in both Paris and New York, also produced an exclusive short film featuring Ms. Roitfeld that captures the essence of the campaign. Having worked with the iconic editor for over a decade at French Vogue, Sorrenti has created a personal view of her world, style and passion in a way that only he can.
“Carine’s World” will be featured in the Madison Avenue windows at Barneys New York this fall. Leading up to their unveiling (and the premiere of the campaign video), be sure to check back here for a new campaign image each day.
- Jennifer Alfano
Read more about “Carine’s World” in WWD, and click through the gallery below for a sneak peek of the campaign.
Don’t forget to check The Window each day from now until September 2 for more images from the “Carine’s World” campaign!