Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld

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Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld (born December 1984 in Paris, France) is a French-American businessman and President of CR Fashion Book Ltd., the holding company that owns the namesake biannual style magazine founded by his mother, Carine Roitfeld, as part of a partnership with Hearst Communications Inc. He leads business strategy, business development, partnerships, and extensions of the CR brand and CR Fashion Book across publishing, licensing, and consulting. He also launched CR Studio, a luxury branding creative and consulting partner performing a range of services, from brand development and identity to production, styling, casting, and content creation.

Early life[edit]

Roitfeld was born in Paris, France. He is the son of Christian Restoin and Carine Roitfeld, French journalist, fashion stylist, and the former editor-in-chief of French Vogue. He has an older sister, Julia Restoin Roitfeld.[1] Roitfeld's godfather is photographer Mario Testino.


Roitfeld moved to New York City at age 17 to study at NYU before graduating from the University of Southern California School of International Relations and Cinematic Arts in 2007. Subsequently, he worked as an assistant producer for Paramount Pictures, before making the transition into the art world.[2]


Until 2016, Restoin Roitfeld served as the founder and director of Feedback Ltd., a Manhattan-based private art dealership that staged exhibitions with artists such as Andy Warhol, Peter Lindbergh, Tom Wesselmann, and Richard Hambleton.

Roitfeld was inspired by "pop-up" galleries, in which museum-style exhibitions have been installed in industrial spaces in New York, London, Paris, and Milan. He has worked on exhibitions with the Moscow Museum of Modern Art,[3][4][5] Sotheby's S2 Gallery and Phillips de Pury. In 2012 Roitfeld created a private art dealership headquartered in New York.

At the 17th annual Cinema Against Aids amfAR gala in Cannes in 2010, Roitfeld collaborated with amfAr-supporter Giorgio Armani on contributing to the organization's auction tent, which included an exhibition of works by Richard Hambleton. Roitfeld and Andy Valmorbida curated the collection and donated two rare pieces to the event. Auctioneer Simon de Pury moderated the bidding and the lots brought a combined total of $920,000.[3][5][6]

Exhibition history[edit]

  • Sante D'Orazio, CR Girls exhibition, September 2016
  • Andy Warhol Society Portraits, in collaboration with Christies, NYC May 2015
  • L. Fontana, A. Boetti, A. Burri... in collaboration with Cardi Gallery, NYC Fall 2014
  • Peter Davies; June – July 2014
  • Hugo McCloud; May – June 2014
  • Nicolas Pol; April – May 2014
  • Shannon Finley; March – April 2014
  • Brendan Lynch; January – February 2014
  • Clare Rojas; November – December 2013
  • Nicolas Pol: "After Modern Vermin Control"; Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy; November – December 2013
  • Peter Lindbergh; September – October 2013
  • Tom Wesselmann: "A Summer Exhibition of Paintings and Works on Paper"; June – August 2013
  • Lars TCF Holdhus and Yngve Holen; May 2013
  • Sylvia Sleigh; No5A; April 2013
  • Nicolas Pol; Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York City; March – April 2013
  • Lucy Dodd; No5A, New York City; January 2013
  • 980 Madison Avenue: "Merci Mercy"; January – February 2013
  • Sotheby's: "Hue + Cry"; October 2012
  • Nicolas Pol; São Paulo, Brazil; September 2012
  • Nicolas Pol: "Epekastis"; Istanbul '74, Istanbul, Turkey; May 2012
  • Dallas Art Fair; April 2012
  • Nicolas Pol: "Neverlodge"; New York City; March 2012
  • Ouattara Watts: "Vertigo"; New York City; February 2011
  • Richard Hambleton: "A Retrospective"; New York City; September 2011; sponsored by Giorgio Armani; in collaboration with Phillips de Pury
  • RETNA; The Hallelujah World Tour, London; June 2011; sponsored by Bombardier and VistaJet
  • Nicolas Pol: "Sick Atavus of the New Blood"; New York City; May 2010
  • RETNA; The Hallelujah World Tour, New York City; February 2011; sponsored by Bombardier and VistaJet
  • Richard Hambleton: "The Godfather of Street Art"; London; November 2010; sponsored by Giorgio Armani
  • Nicolas Pol: "Mother of Pouacrus"; London Frieze; October 2010
  • Richard Hambleton; Moscow Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia; September 2010
  • Richard Hambleton; amfAR, Cannes, France; May 2010
  • Richard Hambleton; Milan; March 2010; sponsored by Giorgio Armani
  • Nicolas Pol: "The Martus Maw"; New York City; November 2009
  • Richard Hambleton; New York City; September 2009; sponsored by Giorgio Armani
  • David Mushegain, PC Valmorbida, and Salim Langatta; New York City; February 2009; in collaboration with Louis Vuitton
  • Marco Perego; Paris; June 2008


  1. ^ "Natalie Joos". October 3, 2011. Kellina de Boer. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "22 Questions for Art Dealer and Curator Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld". Louise Blouin Media. May 18, 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Kazakina, Katya. "French Vogue Scion Corrals Guinness, Rosen in Art Opening Night". November 30, 2009. Bloomberg. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Artnet News". September 3, 2009. Artnet. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Scheyer, Kate. "Richard Hambleton's Art Draws a Crowd". September 16, 2009. Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on June 15, 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  6. ^ "amfAR Holds 17th Annual Cinema Against AIDS Gala During Cannes Film Festival". May 21, 2010. amfAR. Retrieved October 6, 2011.