I imagine Carine Roitfeld was the little girl everyone loved to hate in school. She must have seemed so annoyingly perfect.
Beautiful, clever, and sexy, she must have been so stylish, and probably told all the other kids how to dress. She must have been thought of as a snob.
— Stephen Gan on Carine Roitfeld
Raf Simons (N°14) joins Tom Ford (N° 7), Stefano Pilati (N°3) as designer-cover boys of FANTASTIC MAN.
Once we were walking through the Tuileries and some girl was wearing some weird lederhosen outfit, and behind her was Vanessa Paradis. The paps were so distracted by the lederhosen fancy-dress girl that they totally missed Vanessa Paradis.
We thought, That’s a bit stupid. In the end, her style is much more understated and believable, and something that should be what’s being discussed rather than someone wearing an elephant on their head.
Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci directs a visual meeting of minds in Dazed’s 20th-anniversary special October issue, with former Dazed fashion director Katy England and art shaman Matthew Stone combining to create a darkly decadent extravaganza. Many of the models discovered and championed by Tisci present personally chosen pieces from his six-year reign at Givenchy.
— Stephen Gan — creative director of Harper’s Bazaar & co-founder of V and Visionaire — on his decision to visit Manila after 10 years, in a new interview with Alex Vergara.
Karl Lagerfeld, in the new Metro newspaper he guest-edited, fires back at those who suggest he does too many collaborations (ahem Robin Givhan): “I couldn’t care less. It depends if I know the people. If unknown people say this, they should send me a note and explain why. The limit is up to me to decide.”
Pablo X, Cubao, by Joseph Pascual, Rogue December 2008
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Vogue: The Editor’s Eye ”celebrates the pivotal role the fashion editor has played in shaping America’s sense of style since the magazine’s launch 120 years ago. Drawing on Vogue’s exceptional archive, this book focuses on the work of eight of the magazine’s legendary fashion editors (including Polly Mellen, Babs Simpson, and Grace Coddington) who collaborated with photographers, stylists, and designers to create the images that have had an indelible impact on the fashion world and beyond. Featuring the work of world-renowned photographers such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Annie Leibovitz and model/muses, including Marilyn Monroe, Verushka, and Linda Evangelista, The Editor’s Eye is a lavishly illustrated look at the visionary editors whose works continue to reverberate in the culture today.”