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For nearly 50 years, Parisian Carine Roitfeld has been the epitome of style, and the 66-year-old shows no signs of slowing down. A model at 18, she became a writer and stylist for French
Elle before taking the helm at French Vogue from 2001 through 2011, forming important partnerships with photographer Mario Testino and designers Tom Ford and Karl Lagerfeld, as well as fashion houses Missoni, Versace, and Calvin Klein along the way.
And she broke rules before it was fashionable to do so, featuring curvy, black and transgender models in provocative and rebellious cover shoots that rocked the fashion world, emblematic of Roitfeld’s determination to carve her own path.
Style has always been embedded in Roitfeld’s soul, both personally — she has been repeatedly named to best- dressed lists — and professionally. After leaving Vogue, Roitfeld launched her own biannual fashion magazine and website, CR Fashion Book, a creative talent agency, CR Studio and her own line of perfumes, Carine Roitfeld Parfums, a genderless collection of fragrances based on the theme of seven international lovers, in 2019.
All of this is in addition to being global fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar, a position she has held since 2012, and the subject of the 2013 documentary, Mademoiselle C.
For the indefatigable, always chic Roitfeld, staying true to oneself while reinventing an industry is where true power really lies.
  “In a way, I envy the freedom artists have. Artists can push themselves beyond their limits, in pursuit of their ideas and their vision, even if they are inhabited by demons that can also play tricks on them.”
 Corey Gambling, Kris Jenner, Carine Roitfeld, Tommy and Dee Hilfiger
 Carine Roitfeld, Karl Lagerfeld
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