Monday, 9 April 2012

CR Fashion Book (That's The Name Of Carine Roitfeld's New Mag To You & I)

Image © WWD

So Carine Roitfeld has finally revealed the name of her new biannual fashion tome which launches this September. 'CR Fashion Book' (from the same publishers as Visionaire magazine), will heavily focus on fashion spreads lensed by established photographers and industry newcomers (with styling by Roitfeld, naturally), and will include sections such as Icons, Muses, Skincare and Fitness, with the emphasis on longer articles making the book a "celebration of fashion and creativity" Roitfeld told WWD.

The launch issue features a topless Kati Nescher, photographed by New York-based Argentinian lensman Sebastian Faena, with Roitfeld's initials splashed across the cover (a nod to her editor's sign-off seen on letters she sent during her 10 years in charge at French Vogue).

Images © WWD

Mock-ups of fashion spreads in the first edition have also been released featuring models in 60s-pudding basin-style haircuts and more models laying on mirrors looking at reflections of themselves. An unseen Bruce Weber portrait is also included, featuring singer/visual artist Patti Smith wearing a a frou-frou ballerina-style ballgown, shot in 1996 for German Vogue. Smith was also documented on camera by Robert Mapplethorpe in the 70s, her late husband, Fred Sonic Smith in the early 80s and Richard Avedon in the 90s.

Patti Smith - © Bruce Weber, 1996

The 288-page debut issue of CR Fashion Book will boast 100 pages of advertising from high-end designers such as Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Giorgio Armani, and will be limited to 50,000 copies, each priced at $9.95. An online version will also be launched, creating a platform for further style, art-based and pop culture content which will include teasers for future issues.

Roitfeld explained the concept behind her new baby to WWD, “It will always be edgy. Maybe it will be more mental than physical. I hope people will want to keep it —trendy and timeless at the same time".


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