Gotham Goes Goth

It’s only a matter of time before these window awnings fade to black.

Barneys New York 2004 on exshoesme.com
The times - and the windows - are a-changin’.

If Carine has her way, the walls may be dressed in black patent leather buckles and the windows, veiled in black lace.

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Carine's stylish window leanings - can't wait to see them this Fall.

WWD reports this morning that Ms. Roitfeld has taken a creative consulting gig at Barneys New York. She’ll be working on the Fall ad campaign, catalogue and windows for the Madison Avenue mode-mark. Working with longtime friend and collaborator, Mario Sorrenti and Barneys CD Dennis Freedman, Roitfeld will go back to her styling roots for the initiative, as well as serving as editor.

Freedman tells WWD that the modern muse’s personal style will be reflected in the campaign as well.

Well, then, it’s only a matter of time before Gotham goes full-tilt French goth, n’est-ce pas?

Carine Roitfeld in Another Magazine by Craig McDean on exshoesme.com
Carine, in Margiela, photographed by Craig McDean.

And if you think this is a full-time job, it isn’t. Ms. Roitfeld insists she loves her freedom and wants to do many things, working on numerous creative projects. For one, her much-anticipated tome Carine Roitfeld: Irreverent with Rizzoli comes out October 4th.

Her style may be inspired by all things gothic, but she is a true Renaissance woman du jour.

carine roitfeld in ysl on exshoesme.com
Roitfeld in YSL, in front of the Miu Miu SS10 show.

Image sources (in order): Getty, Zimbio, Another Magazine, I Want to be a Roitfeld.

Read the full WWD article.

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