Mademoiselle C is a new documentary about former Vogue editor-in-chief/fashion stylist, Carine Roitfeld. This fashion icon started her journey as a model at the age of 18 and continued to become a writer and stylist for French Elle. She also worked as a consultant and a muse at Gucci and Yves Saint-Laurent until she lands a job at Vogue Paris. Mademoiselle C features Tom Ford, Donatella Versace and Carine Roitfeld. Check out the latest buzz for this film below:
“Interview with Carine Roitfeld for the Documentary, Mademoiselle C
The fashion world has been buzzing every since it learned that former Paris Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld was going to strike out on her own and create a brand-new magazine titled CR Fashion Book. Mademoiselle C, a documentary due out September 11, chronicles this epic journey. Watch the trailer below and then read on for my interview, which offers even more of a glimpse into the style icon’s life.
Glamour: What did you learn about yourself during this process?
Carine Roitfeld: It’s like therapy you know? First you hate yourself. You say, why that hair? Why that voice? And then after, when I watched without always examining the way I looked, I was very happy to see that I can transmit that everything is about the team. You’re not on your own. You’re doing things with other people. This was very important for me, and I hope other people see this in the documentary. Even during photo shoots, making the magazine, and even in your personal life, everything is about doing things together. It’s not about me, me, me. In the documentary you can see it’s not about star wars or big egos; it’s level for everyone. It’s refreshing after working with some big stars, and I like it very much. Another thing I learned about myself—I didn’t realize I could be so emotional. Fabien [Constant, director of the film] is very smart for this. I saw that I could be more sentimental, more romantic than I knew. Maybe it’s good a thing that people see me this way or maybe they will be disappointed? They expect to see me with the high heels, the glamour looks, but now they will see me running through an airport with flat shoes! Also, they’ll discover that stylists with “names” are in general nicer, sweeter, have a heart, have great relationships with family and friends, and that’s important. It shows that people in fashion aren’t just freaks.
Glamour: It seemed that when you talked about your granddaugther, Romy, and your daughter, Julia, you were the most vulnerable.
CR: See? I didn’t know I was the most vulnerable at that time! But yes, I’m always anxious when it comes to my kids. This always makes me feel very vulnerable. You know, sometimes you think you aren’t a good mama, you always feel a bit guilty when you’re a mom. You want to be everywhere.
Glamour: Would you be excited if your granddaughter got into this field? What advice would you have for her?
CR: Of course she will get into this field because she was born into it. My daughter is in fashion, my son is in art. But I don’t know—she’s very young; she’s only one [laughs]. Anyway, I think it’s good that she’s here because I lost my parents and now it’s great that there’s a new generation. And she’s taught me new things that I’ve forgotten.”
The rest of the interview can be read at Glamour.com.
Mademoiselle C is directed by Fabien Constant and is scheduled to be released on September 11th 2013.
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