CR Fashion Book's second issue is ballet-themed and while Carine Roitfeld didn't get Mob Wives star Big Ang en pointe, she definitely got her dancing, along with Alessandra Ambrosio, Irina Shayk and Lil Buck in this new Bruce Weber-directed video.
We've already shown you the spread, but this video, which you can watch below, puts everything in motion and it's awesome. It will make you want to go to Miami, wear crop tops and retro bikinis and maybe even get a boob job (that would be extreme, though).
Speaking of augmented breasts, Roitfeld told Adweek recently they, along with her overall voluptuousness, were a part of Ang's appeal when casting her for the magazine, which she says was Bruce Weber's idea:
He will give you crazy ideas, and he knows I’m always going to love it. Bruce loves the idea of special people, and you discover that OK, Big Ang has big breasts, but she has such a big heart and is such a great person. We had everyone dancing together in Miami, and it was such a great day. Everyone had a crush on Big Ang! She looked hot, and she’s such a nice person. And you know, it’s good to have a different vision of fashion than just to be a very beautiful, skinny girl.
We completely agree! Roitfeld also went on to discuss leaving Conde Nast, how her new Harper's Bazaar role is like advertising and whether or not she's left her erotic side behind (given the recent baby animals and ballet themes). Of the latter, she said:
I think that ballet shoe on the cover is quite fetishistic! If you don’t want to get bored with what you’re doing, you have to change. I will not tell you now, but I have a new obsession already for the next issue. It’s totally far away from this one.
On her new Harper's Bazaar role and how it's different from CR:
CR is for people who really know and love fashion. What I’m doing for Bazaar is like advertising. You have to please a Chinese girl and an American girl and an Argentinian girl and a Japanese girl.
And how she never expected to work for another big publishing house after leaving Condé:
I never met [Hearst people] before because when you’re at Condé Nast, it’s just Condé Nast and you don’t know the other people. After I left Condé Nast, I said I’m going to do some more cool magazines, my projects, advertising, collaborations with Karl Lagerfeld, Riccardo Tisci. Then [Hearst] proposed the Bazaar job, and I said, "Wow, why not?" I keep my freedom, I have no editor in chief above me and I do what I want. And sometimes it’s good to have the support of a big company like Hearst behind you. You need support in fashion.
At the same time, we doubt if many big publishing companies would let her do something like this: