Quotes by: Carine Roitfeld
I am very excited to be able to work more with young designers and support them.
There are so many magazines and so many editors out there that you have to be different.
I am very surprised by someone like Alexander Wang. I am amazed how he is good with fashion, with business, with public relations himself, with an attitude in his clothes that is spoken immediately.
Here in France, I've seen some very good young designers, but they don't have this ability to be good businessmen, too. I think America gives you this.
If I could choose something besides fashion, I would love to be a ballerina.
Fashion has a political role insofar as following it can give you the impression to belonging to a certain social group or a private club.
I saw 'The Devil Wears Prada.' I don't think it's a reality.
If I'm doing something in fashion, I will try to respect the 'laws' of the business, but I will try to keep my integrity and my respect for the designers and for my readers.
Paris is mostly retired people - I love it, and it's a beautiful city, but it's quite slow.
If Caravaggio was a photographer today, I would love to work with him. I love his dark vision - I have a dark vision.
If Kate Moss hadn't been booked when she was 14, Kate Moss might not exist.
I have good legs, so I prefer my skirt lengths and my high heels. It's like my uniform.
I've always used black girls on the runway, because I think they're beautiful. I don't need people to tell me, 'You need to use black girls.' I did for 20 years; it's not a new thing for me.
I am from the age of magazines, so the Internet is terrifying to me. But I am learning.
When I was young, no one got married. Now, all the young people, they want to get married, they want security. Now that my children's friends are getting married, I go to more weddings than I ever did when I was young.
The reason I call my book 'Irreverent' is because there were a lot of pictures that were very irreverent. Maybe I could call my book 'Forgiving' because maybe I made a lot of errors, too.
You can't put yourself into competition with a magazine like 'Vogue.' You have to create something new, something different.
I'm not a business girl. I will never be a business girl, but I will say, for Anna Wintour, that I respect successful people; I like things that are success.
I started wearing high heels when I first worked with Mario Testino. He is tall; I had to be at his height. And I have never stopped since then.
When Tom Ford asked me to consult for Gucci, I had never consulted in my life. I didn't know what consulting was, and look, we made something amazing.