Women Empowerment: Carine Roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld, Vogue, Vogue Paris, Editor-in-Chief, fashion editor, women empowerment, women empowering women, female leaders, powerful women

Women Empowerment: Carine Roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld exemplifies Parisian glamour through her daring yet elegant persona and style. When it comes to the art of high fashion imagery, Carine Roitfeld makes her mark as one of the most prominent fashion editors and global style icons. In the world of fashion journalism, her ability to push the limits and challenge the norm made her the defining aesthetic of the 1990s, establishing her career as a model, writer, and fashion editor. Carine’s dashing, modish taste coupled with her bold spirit creates a perfect sense of provocateur that readers and fashionistas crave.

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The Paris native began her career as a model, before taking her talents behind the scenes in 1975. She found her true passion in fashion journalism, first writing, then working as a freelance stylist for French Elle. Her fifteen years spent at Elle were crucial in shaping her playful, evocative aesthetic that would help her in achieving imminent success.

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The 90s were a turning point in the fashion editor’s career. Her introduction to Mario Testino allowed Carine to showcase her inspirations, visions, and ideals. Mario Testino’s racy eye, combined with Carine Roitfeld’s deft styling translated in their luxe, glossy images, catching the attention of infamous Tom Ford. As the creative director for both Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci, Ford brought on the duo as inspiration and trusty consultants. Together, the three visionaries created an editorial spread that encompassed overt, brash sexuality, conveying shockingly tasteful flare that went on to define a fashion generation. This vivacious and risqué imagery transformed Gucci’s reputation as a sleepy, Italian brand, and raised the bar higher for the talented woman behind the camera.

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The work opened many doors for Carine Roitfled, whose signature edge landed her editorial shoots for The Face, Vogue, and Vogue Paris, where she succeeded Joan Juliet Buck as editor in chief in 2001. Her years in charge at Vogue Paris were truly influential; her striking editorial choices pervaded the pages of the fabulous magazine, and shaped her editorial legacy as brazenly sexy and tastefully chic.  Vogue Paris elevated Carine’s success, turning her to into a global icon, prized for her eccentric fashion sense and unapologetic risk taking.

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After her departure from Vogue Parisin 2011, Carine returned to her love of styling. Sought after by prestigious and prominent names such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Chanel, Carine Roitfeld has still got it. In 2012, Carine took on the position of global fashion director at Harpers Bazzar. Today, she has her own magazine, CR Fashion Book, which exemplifies her personal aesthetic and encompasses her fantastical imagination. A mother, grandmother, writer, and fashion editor—just to name a few—Carine Roitfeld is the idealistic empowered woman, landing her a spot on Love Happens list of empowered, and strong women.

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