Quotes by: Carine Roitfeld
I was the muse of Tom Ford and Gucci for years, but that was a long time ago.
I mix talents and friendship, which is not very professional, but it's my way of thinking. So I love Azzedine Alaia, because I've known him for 30 years, and he's making my dresses most of the time.
I don't have a big appetite. I don't eat a lot, to be honest - never. I'm a bit like a little bird, picking all day long, but I'm not getting pasta or getting all those things, you know?
Just because someone is holding a gun doesn't make an image controversial. It all depends on where you put the gun, who is holding it.
When I left French 'Vogue,' New York welcomed me with a big, big hug.
Like most Russians, I am very superstitious, and if I don't get married, I don't get divorced.
I think that each woman, whatever age, needs to recognize something good in her body. Someone has beautiful legs, someone has beautiful hair, someone else has beautiful decolletage or a beautiful waist or beautiful hands. Everyone has something great.
When you have a magazine like 'Vogue,' you know a lot of kids are going to follow your pictures.
Each morning I do my ballet class for one hour; after that, it means one hour less to get ready.
I would never share my daughter's wardrobe. Every five years you have to go through your wardrobe and say, 'This is possible, this is not possible.' But you have to be happy with yourself.
It is good to be in front of the lens to appreciate more being behind the lens.
I think when I became a grandmother my life changed a lot, and I think I changed personally.
I want to be the Joan of Arc of fashion. I want to be the link between the runway and the real woman.
'Vogue' is a very beautiful magazine, an institution, and I learned so much working there.
I always try to be nice to the paparazzi because finally, maybe one day, they won't ask for me, and I will regret it.
Look at someone like Steve Jobs. His look wasn't very special - black turtleneck and jeans - but he had style. He looked the same, and you knew it was him when you saw him. Plus, he was a very smart person, which is also very attractive. His style was simple, not distracting, and very strong.
When in doubt, wear a suit. Look at male politicians: you see them in a suit, and they look fine. But if you see a picture of them on the weekend or on vacation, there's a good chance they look terrible and unstylish.