45 comments

  1. Anonymous

    October 1, 2006 at 9:22 am

    How fragile C. Roitfeld looks! Very innocent in the best, childlike way.

  2. Hannah

    October 1, 2006 at 9:24 am

    What a lovely top. Is it white and black, or has the material been punched out or laser cut?

    How does Carine always manage to look modern and fresh? My mother never looks like this.

  3. The Sartorialist

    October 1, 2006 at 9:32 am

    the top was laser-cut leather

  4. fredrika

    October 1, 2006 at 9:33 am

    Carine is amazing, and I love that she smiles and laughs a lot, she seems to be sort of “bubbly” . Love her style, she┬┤s a true fashion icon!

  5. Sarah

    October 1, 2006 at 9:33 am

    It looks like a tuptop over a t-shirt, brilliant!

    She is adorable
    Kisses from sweden

  6. Anonymous

    October 1, 2006 at 9:55 am

    laser-cut leather – nice execution. she looks very chic. she knows how to pull it off (obviously). no fancy hair, accessorie overload – she know’s it’s all about the bustier/belt.

  7. Anonymous

    October 1, 2006 at 10:39 am

    Cute and pretty. I would love to take her to the ristorante in the background. -JCH

  8. casey ellis

    October 1, 2006 at 11:34 am

    Dearest Sartorialist:
    WHAT WERE HER SHOES LIKE?
    Carine-ophiles NEED to know.

  9. Anonymous

    October 1, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    azzedine alaia – punched out belts and corsets. he started making these back in the late 80′s

  10. Lorna

    October 1, 2006 at 12:56 pm

    I’m always amazed how young she looks. Love the corset belt matched with a simple t-shirt, it’s hard to make something so sophisticated look so casual.

  11. Blog do VH

    October 1, 2006 at 1:06 pm

    we love Carine!!

  12. Jessica

    October 1, 2006 at 1:06 pm

    how cute! her top looks great!!

  13. Anonymous

    October 1, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    Kate Moss wore it in black during New York Fashion Week!

  14. My Place

    October 1, 2006 at 2:10 pm

    Proving once again that a lovely girl can get away with almost anything. What is that, a skirt, top and tee shirt? Or a dress over a tee shirt? Or something else. The skirt and top would look great alone–the tee shirt conveys a false modesty…

  15. Tamberk

    October 1, 2006 at 2:12 pm

    It’s an Azzedine belt over a t shirt, but doesn’t quite work.
    The fit on the belt is not flattering and distorts the t shirt.
    I know the layered look she was going for, and it works the other 99.9% of the time!

  16. Thebodytalk

    October 1, 2006 at 2:32 pm

    The top is absolutely cute. Is it two peices? I love this look. She looks amazing.

  17. Anonymous

    October 1, 2006 at 2:40 pm

    Didn’t Kate Moss wear that belt in black att the Another Magazine party?

  18. ontheMARC

    October 1, 2006 at 2:57 pm

    she is so fabulous and effortless.

  19. EM

    October 1, 2006 at 3:45 pm

    man i love her so friggin much

  20. Anonymous

    October 1, 2006 at 3:54 pm

    kate moss wore that leather belt thig in black to the aother magazine party in nyc..wonder where it’s from

  21. Anonymous

    October 1, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    it’s vintage alaia, isn’t it?

  22. Miss Stylologist

    October 1, 2006 at 5:13 pm

    I think Carine looks really great in this photo, as she has looked less than great in many other photos I have seen. The bustier is beautiful but I really don’t think it works over that grey frumpy tee (at all). I expect more from her. You wouldn’t catch Anna in an outfit like that!

  23. Anonymous

    October 1, 2006 at 6:00 pm

    Dear Sart-
    Love your site. Fantastic photography, making fashion fun and interesting intead of commercial and snobbish. And, of course, you’re a fantastic photographer.

    I LOVE Roitfeld’s style. She has a brilliant eye for the modern, the original and the flattering.

    But why oh why are all fashions suitable only for flat chested girls? As a slim naturaly size D, my only fashion option seems to be vulgur playboy outfits. Not everyone who’s curvy wants to look cheap!

  24. shannon

    October 1, 2006 at 7:43 pm

    Such a cool take on layering. And I love the shot – she looks so happy, I can’t believe she’s 50.

  25. Anonymous

    October 1, 2006 at 8:28 pm

    i love CARINE!!! she’s one of my style icons. and i love that she looks so bubbly and cute here. not so fierce

  26. sandman_gr

    October 1, 2006 at 8:31 pm

    Carine is always brilliantly dressed and styled! I love her style and love what she does with French Vogue! Vive Carine!

  27. chicwit

    October 1, 2006 at 10:35 pm

    As beautiful as ever…but her stance is so fragile…

  28. Stacy

    October 1, 2006 at 11:02 pm

    While she is lovely, the white bustier does nothing for her, and the creases in the t-shirt above the bustier are terrible… not flattering at all.

  29. Anonymous

    October 2, 2006 at 12:42 am

    That’s an Alaia corset/belt and it is amazing and she looks incredible!!!

    Does anyone know if Azzedine is showing a collection this week in Paris? I know he usually doesn’t do a show, but hope springs eternal….

  30. plain.jane

    October 2, 2006 at 3:47 am

    nice one, but i thought, her t-shirt could be a wee bit more tight fit to flatter her figure

  31. Rafe

    October 2, 2006 at 9:40 am

    I love that Azzedine Alaia belt / bustier that she threw over a Tshirt. Quelle chic!

  32. Sarah

    October 2, 2006 at 12:22 pm

    Reminds me of a dress Jennifer Aniston wore, she however wore it with a beige pencil skirt, Roitfelds take on the style is much more pleasing!

    Sarah again
    kisses from sweden

  33. Anonymous

    October 2, 2006 at 1:08 pm

    Love her
    Love the whole look here

  34. Viva Las Divas

    October 2, 2006 at 3:09 pm

    I can’t believe you got Carine!

  35. Elsa

    October 2, 2006 at 7:29 pm

    i have been so obsessed with getting a corset like that ever since i saw the black one on kate.

    any suggestions? from anyone?

  36. Anonymous

    October 2, 2006 at 10:28 pm

    She is great! Lovely! Kisses from Argentina!

  37. Julia

    October 3, 2006 at 12:18 am

    So cute! And yet still Carine-rockin’!

  38. Anonymous

    October 3, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    awesome look , love the smile and the clothes are exquisite

  39. Anonymous

    October 3, 2006 at 7:00 pm

    Interesting–I think several of the comments point to why the “pigeon-toes” stance is so commonly affected by women in these photos. You can tell that Roitfeld is standing pigeon-toed herself, even though we can’t see her feet. And the comments note that she looks “innocent”, “childlike”, “fragile”, etc. I think it is a way for women to convey a sense of girlishness/playfulness, not to mention youthfulness, even when they are dressed to kill wearing 4-inch heels! Just my opinion, of course.

  40. Anonymous

    October 3, 2006 at 7:52 pm

    You must have left London because this woman could only exist in Paris: simple, chic, ladylike, nothing freakish or costumelike.

  41. EnidP

    October 3, 2006 at 11:59 pm

    Love the cinching at the waist and the casualness of the tshirt…

    ENID P.

  42. concupiscence

    October 4, 2006 at 2:56 am

    Re: Dear Andrew,

    Speaking for all of us – May I? May I? – who like to think of ourselves as simple, chic, ladylike, neither freakish (God forbid) nor particularly costumelike on a good day: We do not exist in Paris only. Nor do we exist only in Milan. There, that’s out of my system now. I know you only meant well.

  43. iopine

    October 4, 2006 at 10:16 pm

    That gray t-shirt is so ill-fitted that it blousons itself, thus rendering the spectacular white bustier officially squelched.

  44. Lauren

    October 22, 2006 at 12:59 am

    Carine Roitfeld can dress not wrong—-. I just want to sing: “She’s got it, yeah baby, she’s got it…”

    I really appreciate your snaps of these stylishly eloquent dressers. Where I live, such people are seen maybe once every four years. I’m especially happy you post shots of women of a certain age—like C.R. Checking your site is a free education in clothing style—-Who needs world travel or a $20.00 Vogue Italia? Thank you for making the web world a more beautiful space.

  45. Anonymous

    November 21, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    finalmente un sito con belle facce, bei vestiti, e gusto raffinato nel portamento, e non squallide foto fatte in casa con racchiette per modelle come si vede in altri siti !!s….Simili…..vd .GLAMUR

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