Carine Roitfeld is a stylist and creative consultant based in Paris. From 2001-2011 she was Editor in Chief of Vogue Paris. Roitfeld was born in Paris and started her career in fashion as a model at a young age. Soon after, she became a writer and stylist at ELLE magazine in France. In 1990 she met photographer Mario Testino, forming a collaboration that has continued throughout both their careers including shoots for US Vogue and Vogue Paris. Roitfeld began consulting for brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent alongside Tom Ford, as well as working with labels such as Missoni, Versace and Calvin Klein on their image and advertising. Roitfeld has retained huge influence since her departure from Vogue Paris, and has returned to freelance styling working on campaigns for Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci as well as personal projects such as devising the window displays and catalogues for Barney's New York. Since 2011 Roitfeld has contributed to a number of international magazines including W, V and Visionaire. In 2011 she published 'Irreverent' - a compilation of her editorial shoots and advertising campaigns over a three decade career.
This experience gave me a confidence to continue wearing pencil skirts and high heels on the street.