Michèle Rosier (born 1930) is a French fashion journalist and designer who founded the V de V sportswear label. In addition to this, she has worked as a film director and screenwriter since 1973.
Michèle Rosier is the daughter of the journalists Pierre Lazareff (1907–1972) and Hélène Gordon-Lazareff (1909–1988) who between them founded Elle magazine. She followed in her parents' footsteps by becoming a fashion journalist herself, and then a sportswear designer. In 1963 she founded the V de V company. Her sportswear designs, including swimwear and ski suits, were an immediate success. She was nicknamed the "Vinyl Girl" . The International Herald Tribune compared Rosier's "style without nostalgia" for ready-to-wear to Andre Courrèges's haute couture designs. A V de V raincoat was selected as part of the Dress Of The Year for 1966, and she designed parachute jumpsuits for Raquel Welch in the 1967 film Fathom
Since 1973 Rosier has worked as a film director and screenwriter for French-language cinema.
As producer, director & writer
- Mon coeur est rouge aka Paint My Heart Red(1976)
As director & writer
- George qui? aka George Who? (1973)
- Embrasse-moi (1989)
- Pullman paradis (1995)
- Malraux, tu m'étonnes! (2001)
- ^ a b Steele, Valerie (1997). Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look To Now. Yale University Press, New Haven & London. p. 64. ISBN 0-300-07132-9.