If anyone has the power to elevate the ordinary, to make the mundane chic, it’s superstar stylist Carine Roitfeld. This is the woman who styled a $9.50 disposable painter’s jumpsuit from The Home Depot seven different ways for a striking editorial. The next throwaway item Miss Roitfeld is declaring chic? Dust bags. You know, those flimsy cotton drawstring sacks your fancy bags come in.
In a video teaser for the third issue of her biannual mag CR Fashion Book, shot by Jordan Backhus, Carine styled models Candice Swanepoel, Irina Shayk, Lindsey Wixson, Soo Joo Park, and many more, in the season’s best runway looks…accessorized with some dust bags. That’s right, Roitfeld kept all the beautiful Celine, Louis Vuitton and Gucci purses she called in for the shoot covered up.
“There’s something incredibly chic about what’s left to the imagination,” Roitfeld told us, of her decision to feature the dust bags. “It’s what we cannot see that is often the chicest.”
Who knows? Maybe eBay prices on designer dust bags (like this $5 Celine one) are about to soar.
Watch the film below, in which the models–Lily Donaldson, Xiao Wen, Karolina Kurkova, Jessica Hart, Irina Shayk, Nadja Bender, Sascha Luss, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Lindsey Wixson Lakshmi Menon, Soo Joo Park, Ashleigh Good, Candice Swanepoel, Stef Van Der Laan, and Anna Ewers–also wax lyrical on what makes them happy and what they think makes good art.
Expect images from the editorial–lensed by Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert–to hit the ‘net soon. Eighties hair and makeup courtesy of Aaron de Mey, Beauty Curator for Sephora, and Orlando Pita, respectively.
Go to CR Fashion Book for more details.