|Born||19 September 1954|
|Occupation||Editor, stylist, Editor-in-Chief of CR Fashion Book (2012 May) and October 2012, Global Fashion Director for Harper's Bazaar|
|Title||Editor-in-Chief and Global Fashion Director for all magazines Harper's Bazaar|
|Predecessor||Joan Juliet Buck|
|Children||Julia Restoin Roitfeld
Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld
Carine Roitfeld (French pronunciation: [ka.ʁin ʁwat.fɛld]; born 19 September 1954) is the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, a position she held from 2001 to 31 January 2011. A former fashion model and writer, she announced her resignation on 17 December 2010 and was succeeded by Emmanuelle Alt. In 2012, she became founder and editor-in-chief of CR Fashion Book.
Her father, Jacques Roitfeld (1889–1999), a Russian émigré, was a film producer before he moved to Paris and met her mother. Carine Roitfeld describes her mother as a "very classic Frenchwoman"; her father as her "idol", adding that "he was always away, filming, at Cannes"; and her upbringing in the upscale 16th arrondissement of Paris as "very bourgeois. I'm not saying we were in diamonds, but very, very comfortable".
Roitfeld was born in Paris, France. Roitfeld and partner Christian Restoin have been together since the late 1970s, although they are not married. Restoin was the creator of the Equipment clothing line, which he closed in 2001 after Roitfeld accepted the Vogue editorship. The couple have two children, Julia Restoin Roitfeld who was born on 12 November 1980 and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld born in December 1984. Both were born in Paris.
Vladimir graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 2007.
At 18, Roitfeld began modeling, having been scouted on a street in Paris by a British photographer's assistant. "I wasn't a star", she says. "I was just booked for junior magazines". She became a writer and then a stylist for French Elle. While she was working as a freelance stylist, her daughter, Julia, was in a children's fashion shoot for Italian Vogue Bambini in 1990, photographed by Mario Testino.
In a 2005 interview with 032c magazine, Roitfeld commented, "I was not the best stylist when I worked for fifteen years for French Elle, but certainly when I met Mario Testino something happened. The right person for me at the right time". Roitfeld and Testino soon after began working as a team, doing advertising work as well as shoots for American and French Vogue.
She was approached by Condé Nast's International Chairman Jonathan Newhouse to edit Vogue Paris in 2001. In April 2006, there were rumors that Roitfeld was being approached by the Hearst Corporation to take over Glenda Bailey's editor-in-chief position at U.S. Harper's Bazaar.
On 17 December 2010 Roitfeld resigned after ten years at Vogue Paris to concentrate on personal projects. She left the magazine at the end of January 2011. She was succeeded at Vogue Paris on 1 February 2011 by Emmanuelle Alt, who had served as fashion director under Roitfeld.
Roitfeld returned to freelance styling, working on both the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Chanel campaigns, took part in projects such as designing a window display for Barneys New York and compiled the large-format book Irreverent, published by Rizzoli in 2011.
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