Carine Roitfeld is probably one of the most fascinating people in the fashion industry. She first was discovered on the streets of Paris as a teenager. She dabbled in modeling in her early days only to writing and styling for French Elle for FIFTEEN YEARS before meeting Mario Testino in 1990 and when she collaborated with him. The magic that happened in their collaboration is what made the Carine we all know today. She been Editor in Chief at French Vogue, and she quit that. She started her own amazing fashion magazine. She’s continued to be a force in the industry now into her 60’s.
Because she only modeled for a relatively brief time in her early days before delving into styling, finding those rare photos of her in denim as a young fledgling fashionista is kind of hard. While she was gorgeous as a teen, with her high wasited denim shorts and wide legged jeans, you can see that she’s grown into her beauty rather than out of it. Such an inspiration!