“Fashion is fun, you can’t take yourself too seriously, and true friendship is possible.” There, in a sentence, was Carine Roitfeld‘s summation, for a bank of French TV reporters, of the new Fabien Constant documentary about her, Mademoiselle C, which premiered in Paris last night. And those friends were out in force, both for the screening—where Karl Lagerfeld sat front-row—and the after-party at the Pavillon Ledoyen.
Roitfeld’s bashes have become PFW’s most reliable power magnet: Lenny Kravitz, Katy Perry, and Ciara all showed, as well as a slew of models (Cara Delevingne, Miranda Kerr, Magdalena Frackowiak) and designers (Riccardo Tisci, Haider Ackermann, Peter Dundas). Everyone was eager to share their memories and favorite moments with Mademoiselle. (“Madame,” to her granddaughter, apparently, but never mind that.)
“When I first met Carine, we had a mutual love of eyebrows—hers are incredible,” deadpanned Delevingne. “But seriously, Carine’s just an amazing woman, in addition to being an incredible stylist.” Longtime pal Tom Pecheux had one of his memorable Roitfeld exchanges memorialized in the film: The time he wished his best girlfriend fat ankles in her next life. “She was shocked at the time, but that day, like many others, she drove me crazy,” he said, laughing. “She knew that one day it would come back to her.”
Like Pecheux, many of those present reckoned that Roitfeld put “almost everything” into Mademoiselle C. But the hostess herself left a little room for mystery. “There won’t be a follow-up, but I haven’t said everything. You have to keep some things secret, non? We’re not doing reality TV!”
—Tina Isaac-GoizéRead More