To Do Thursday: Carine a Torch

Carine Roitfeld

Fashion Week may be drawing to a close today, but our weeks of mulling over which precise chinchilla-and-chinoiserie mantilla to buy for the fanciest parent-teacher conferences of the season has only begun. We’ll be poring over the just-released CR Fashion Book, the minimalistically titled fashion magazine produced by Carine Roitfeld, former editrix of French Vogue. It goes on sale today, and we’ve been anticipating it eagerly—especially as the magazine only comes out once every six months, so we’ll have to savor every page … Meanwhile, those whose literary itch tends more towards book-books than Fashion Book can catch novelist Rivka Galchen and translator Gregory Rabassa reading the work of Jorge Amado in a celebration of the Brazilian author’s 100th birthday. That’s fine, but Penguin Classics don’t tend to run sumptuous Balenciaga ads, do they?

CR Fashion Book on sale at finer newsstands today; Jorge Amado event, Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, 684 Park Avenue, tickets and information can be found at