Last night, queen Mademoiselle C, also known as editor-in-chief of CR Fashion Book and largely considered to be the most powerful figure in fashion, Carine Roitfeld, hosted a book signing for her CR GIRLS, a limited-edition photography book featuring iconic supermodels.
Think: Gigi Hadid and sister Bella, Joan Smalls, Lily Donaldson and Amina Blue, all of whom are featured in Roitfeld’s newest book. Belarusian model Maryna Linchuk graces the cover of the 48-page book, which was inspired by Roitfeld’s love of pin-up calendars. Also gracing the pages of CR GIRLS? Kanye West’s YEEZY Season 2 collection and designer Gianvito Rossi’s shoes.
Designers took time from debuting their resort collections to support the fashion icon at her signing, held at the Marc Jacobs-owned bookstore, Bookmarc. Guests included Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman with husband and movie tycoon Harvey Weinstein along with Tory Burch and her fiancé-billionaire Pierre-Yves Roussel, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH fashion group. Also among the crowd of fashion’s elite: New York City native, Marc Jacobs.
Longtime Vogue photographer Mario Sorrenti and his wife Mary Frey attended the signing as did Michele Lamy–muse and creative visionaire behind her husband’s fashion house, Rick Owens–in addition to perfectly blonde models Eva Herzigova and Kate Upton.
The signing was well-attended by fashion’s inner circle and with the presence of the Roitfeld clan–Carine’s daughter Julia Restoin Roitfeld and son Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld–the event turned into a fashionable family affair. Also among the exclusive crowd was Caroline Vreeland, daughter of late Diana Vreeland, longtime editor and contributor to Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue as was Michael Avedon, grandson of famed fashion photographer, Richard Avedon.
The book, which is being released in limited edition is, also limitedly available. The hard cover can only be purchased at Bookmarc in NYC and Tokyo and at Colette in Paris. A few copies will also be made available at Gianvito Rossi stores. CR Girls can be purchased for $100 beginning today, June 8.