Even though Carine Roitfeld just stepped down as the Editor-in-chief of French Vogue, she doesn’t stay unemployed for long. This time, the job offer comes from across the Atlantic.
Barneys New York announced March 24 that Roitfeld will collaborate on its women’s campaign for Fall 2011. She will serve as a guest editor and stylist, and work alongside photographer Mario Sorrenti and creative director Dennis Freedman. The campaign includes a short film featuring Roitfeld and celebrating her iconic style.
Roitfeld told WWD this opportunity is “a big, big dream” coming true to a French girl. A formal model, the 57-year-old worked at Vogue Paris for ten years before her resignation in January 2011. Her 400-page biography titled “irreverent” is scheduled to release this October.
Barneys, the luxury retailer based in New York, is known as a leading department store that sells clothes and accessories from top designers. The Spring 2011 “Backstage campaign” features black and white photos of models wearing designer clothes in various candid states. Let’s stick around and see what the former editor-in-chief will bring to Barneys this fall.