Carine Roitfeld is continuing to relish her role as a freelancer by taking on yet another new quirky gig. She guest edited VMan‘s spring fashion issue, which will hit newsstands on February 14, WWD is reporting. And instead of using male models, she shot “real people.” Well, real men to be exact–like chefs, mechanics, architects and even a fireman. Obviously they’re all hot, or “not hard to look at,” as WWD puts it.
Carine told the trade, “I like men trendy, but not fashion victims. It’s more effortless.” She claims that the images in VMag are “very new for a men’s magazine,” which is quite intriguing. Nick Knight shot French actor Tahar Rahim for the cover, and Michael Avedon (the grandson of Richard) shot a spread featuring artists–and he used film instead of digital. Karl Lagerfeld has a spread in the men’s mag, too.
To go along with the issue, Carine styled a bonus pinup calendar, shot by Willy Vandeperre. She chose not to use “real women” for the calendar sadly, but rather sure-thing bombshells like Adriana Lima and “other supermodels.”
We’re really looking forward to seeing what Carine does when she gets her talented hands on a bunch of guys.