CR Fashion Book launched its new issue last week, featuring Valentin Herfray’s trippy, distorted portraits of Céline Dion. The overall theme of the issue is “public/private,” so naturally one has to wonder how the woman in charge — Carine Roitfeld — relates to the concept. The Daily managed to catch Roitfeld between her last vacation of the summer and show season to get the scoop on what public/private means to her (and her favorite Celine Dion tracks).
How does your own public persona differ from your private life?
I feel like through my own Instagram I am able to show my personality and sense of humor. It is where I show support for causes that are important to me as well as my love of French fries. This way I have been able to bridge my public and private personas.
Has your approach to styling for CR or your clients changed or evolved in recent years? Do you pay attention to criticism online?
Criticism can always be a way to learn. I try to still be fearless in fashion without the intention of offending anyone. I want to have freedom in fashion and I would definitely still make the same choices I have made in my editorials.
Tell me about you cover star, Céline Dion! Do you have a favorite song of hers?
She has so many hits! My favorite one will be the next one she releases as I have loved all her work.