MY ROITFELD: Carine Roitfeld, the founder and editor of CR Fashion Book and former editor of Vogue Paris, has joined the roster of inspirational women from film, fashion and culture in a series featured on Mytheresa.com. Roitfeld is the ninth in a series of portraits and interviews with women that features a shoppable range co-curated by the e-tailer and the subject, a filmed interview and written profile. Roitfeld’s selection includes looks from Tom Ford’s fall/winter 2015 collection.
The Roitfeld interview and feature will launch Wednesday. Other women profiled include Alexa Chung, Victoria Beckham, Diane Kruger, Brooke Shields and Clémence Poésy.
“When I was a little girl, fashion was not important as it was today,” Roitfeld says in the video. “How can you be chic? You don’t learn to be chic. You learn to avoid errors. To be chic, it’s something you have inside. Clothes are very important. It can change your life. It can change how you feel that day. You can be nicer because you feel more beautiful. But the person is more important than what she is wearing.”
During the interview Roitfeld talks about her sartorial preferences and shares fashion advice from her longtime friend and collaborator, Tom Ford. “I’m very picky. I like wearing what I like,” says Roitfeld. “I will never wear something that is not me. I prefer to think of the woman in front of me than to think of the coat in front of me. I think I worked more than 10 years with Tom Ford. He told me, ‘Each 10 years you have to go back to your wardrobe and you have to edit.’ The secret of a woman is to wear what is good for her. If I have a great décolleté, I will wear a very low v-neck. If I have beautiful hair, I will play with my hair. I prefer to take off something than to add something. I am very simple.”