Carine Roitfeld’s bi-annual fashion magazine CR Fashion Book (which has a starring role in the upcoming “Mademoiselle C” documentary) is launching its third issue today and it features the proverbial cast of thousands. Roitfeld enlisted respected photographers and personal pals to give issue Fashion Book #3 something most of the recent Fall issues didn’t have: interesting and bold photo-editorials featuring equally interesting people and inspiring situations. Who would have thought that was possible in New York fashion publishing?
The cover(s) features a close up shot of Kim Kardashian (seriously looking fabulous in all her pregnant glory!!–and I am not a Kim Kardashian fan) and model Emily Ratajkowski of “Blurred Lines” video fame. Inside there are fashion features shot by Tom Ford, Sebastian Faena and Bruce Weber. Roitfeld herself also photographs for the first time with a tribute to the opera singer Farinelli. (Farinelli was the stage name of Carlo Maria Michelangelo Nicola Broschi, celebrated Italian castrato singer of the 18th century and one of the greatest singers in the history of opera.)
Hightlights from CR Fashion Book #3, entitled Hope (and inspired by baroque painter Caravaggio) includes Kim Kardashian by Karl Lagerfeld in ‘Miss USA’, ‘Love Washes All Over’ by Bruce Weber featuring models Saville Dorfman, Diogo de Castro Gomes and Emily Ratajkowski on one of the book’s sultry covers. Shot in the East Hampton NY by Weber, the shoot also have models Karlie Kloss, Henrik Fallenius, Marlon Teixera, Caleb Ellis, Kenneth Guidroz Jr, and Greg Stellatos doing what comes naturally when one is young and beautiful. Tom Ford’s ‘Candy Vaggio’ demonstrates why he continues to be at the top of the industy with his limitless bounty of knowledge.
‘The Cult’ by Sebastian Faena stars Irina Shayk and is by far the moodiest and darkest photo-shoot in the book. Roitfeld rounds out the book with her first photo-shoot featuring model Natasa Vojonovic as the opera singer Farinelli.
CR Fashion Book #3 is available where magazines are sold.