If Cannes has the most glamorous red carpet of the year, then the AmFar Gala, held annually during the film festival, is the ultra-ultra glam cherry
That Roitfeld family sure is a talented bunch. Mom Carine's gone from fierce Vogue Paris editrix to even fiercer freelance stylist-slash-author-slash-possible designer in one fell swoop, daughter Julia is an art director and sometimes model, and son Vladimir has made quite the name for himself as an art dealer and curator. Last night, the latter Restoin Roitfeld drew a well-dressed crowd to 560 Washington Street for the unveiling of Nicolas Pol's exhibition "Sick Avatus of the New Blood," a collection of acrylic canvases and sculptures that layered dramatically splashed paint with snippets of logos and slogans.
Street style star Giovanna Battaglia is pulling a Garance and moving to New York to be closer to her boyfriend, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld. But also like Ms. Doré, Battaglia's not about to shuffle her feet while Roitfeld conquers the art world. The editor, who has styled for L'Uomo Vogue, Vogue Italia and Vogue Paris, is taking up residency at W. Whether or not she'll be full time or freelance is unknown, but our sources say she'll definitely be doing work for the magazine sooner than later.
As darkness fell on the first day of New York Fashion Week, we headed west to check out some art courtesy of Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld's curation, and show off our faux fur at PETA's fashion week party. The first stop was a warehouse on the desolate Washington Street where Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Andy Valmorbida were hosting RETNA: The Hallelujah World Tour. The open and dim space smelled of fresh paint (there were splatters of it on the floor) and graffiti artist RETNA's canvases filled with abstract black and white symbols lined the walls. The crowd, sipping on what we're pretty sure was straight vodka, was as eclectic as the art itself. Fashion folk like Eddie Borgo and proud mama Carine Roitfeld mingled with a young flock of skateboarders (boards in tow), older women in hulking fur coats, and disheveled yet chic Parisian-looking men.