Carine Roitfeld: The Client

Carine Roitfeld made a triumphant return to Paris Couture Week - and W's cameras went along for the ride, following the charming editrix to more than 20 fashion shows, to fittings with couturiers from Jean Paul Gaultier to the reclusive Azzedine Alaïa, and, finally, to a two-day shoot with photographer Paolo Roversi.

Released on 11/3/2011

Credits

Starring: Carine Roitfeld

Transcript

00:00
(light playful orchestral music)
00:06
(speaking in French)
00:11
(crowd talking over each other)
00:23
Just the way about the idea of a woman,
00:27
about dressing her in couture.
00:32
You dream about couture.
00:33
You see couture show,
00:34
but you never wear these outfits.
01:02
I was exactly a client,
01:03
and it's a different way to look at the show.
01:05
Because when you're looking as an editor,
01:07
you see how to be the beautiful picture,
01:10
maybe how to get the most sensational look about the runway.
01:14
And when you think about, you say,
01:15
Hmm, what is going to be beautiful on me,
01:17
what's going to make me beautiful?
01:22
(orchestral music)
01:53
(electronic music)
02:22
How are you?
02:23
I'm a big fan of you.
02:24
It's so good to see you in Paris.
02:25
Yes, are you free?
02:27
[Carine] Exactly, I enjoy freedom.
02:29
It's amazing.
02:30
I bet.
02:31
How long has it been?
02:33
I was 10 years at Vogue, and now,
02:35
but you know it's, but now I'm little butterfly.
02:38
I'm going from one flower to another flower.
02:41
It's perfect.
02:42
And you can observe the whole thing.
02:43
Yeah, but you have so many ideas.
02:44
It's so clear in my mind, you know?
02:47
So, hope to see you very soon.
02:49
Yes.
02:50
[Carine] And keep on.
02:51
Lovely to see you Carine.
02:51
Nice to see you. Bye Cate.
02:52
(electronic music)
02:58
What I like in this side of the client, is the energy.
03:00
It's a total different energy.
03:02
We really enjoyed this show.
03:04
And this was a lot of very good vibes all around you,
03:07
doing this runway.
03:11
♫ So many hot boys up in here
03:13
♫ So many girls in their underwear ♫
03:16
(angelic choir music)
03:20
Let's see what is good in this some.
03:22
You have the time to see young designers too.
03:25
Because the schedule is less tight,
03:27
and some young designers can show in this period,
03:30
because the journalists they have time to look at them.
03:58
(serious choir music)
04:10
(light airy music)
04:19
Wow.
04:21
I'm trying to be--
04:22
To be on the collection.
04:23
Yeah, to be around.
04:23
Yes, but pret-a-porter is not couture.
04:25
Oh please, kill me.
04:27
Keep on, keep on.
04:29
I'm very very well, and how are you?
04:31
You look really good.
04:32
It's my new job.
04:34
(laughing)
04:34
A client.
04:35
Which job, in your man in your job?
04:36
She's a client. I'm a client.
04:38
She's a buyer. _ I'm a buyer.
04:40
Ah you're a client.
04:41
Ah okay, alright.
04:42
You're right.
04:42
This room is too expensive.
04:43
I think this is the more expensive room,
04:44
so we're going to the other room.
04:46
(lively orchestral music)
04:51
No, it's not me.
04:52
It's not you. No.
05:10
I have to find a way to take a piece of all these
05:13
different houses, and still be myself.
05:15
But it's a difficult job I think, in a way.
05:18
When you want to still be Carine.
05:21
To be Carine, umm, it's mostly a skirt.
05:26
It's a, now I like tights.
05:28
Go back to tights.
05:30
I like a fitted waist.
05:31
And I'm happy because these shows
05:34
are very bit of Russian wind in all on the runway,
05:39
and I'm half Russian, and I love that mood.
06:53
It was this one.
06:54
Yeah, because it's very very Russian, no?
06:56
Yes.
06:57
I think it could be nice also for you this.
07:02
The back, and then this way.
07:04
And that goes under this top.
07:41
I'm a couture body.
07:50
[Voiceover] Incredible!
08:02
Okay, next.
08:05
And this is one of your favorites, Donatella?
08:08
It's the favorite of Donatella,
08:09
and yet you don't want me in that one?
08:11
[Man] Well, the other one too is great.
08:13
Take both, and see what, well I know what parlor we like.
08:19
La noire?
08:20
Yeah, dark.
08:21
Dark?
08:22
Dark?
08:23
Yes, dark.
08:25
You want something special on you, obvious, right?
08:27
Yes.
08:31
It's a bit difficult in front of the mirror,
08:33
to look at you and to try these dresses
08:35
that wear these very giant girls,
08:37
these very skinny bodies.
08:40
Sometimes the zipper don't go up, you know,
08:42
and there is these two ladies try to push the zipper up.
08:45
But when it's Donatella that tries to help you to do it,
08:48
and when it's going to be Jean Paul Gaultier,
08:51
this is a lot of fun now.
08:55
(light airy orchestral music)
08:56
I'm more in skirt than trousers.
08:58
Yeah, so was that when you can see your beautiful legs?
09:01
It seems me very speaking English with you,
09:04
it's so surrealiste.
09:06
No, I love because you're such a strong french accent,
09:10
and I understand everything.
09:11
More than you.
09:11
(laughing)
09:12
I don't know, but.
09:13
What else you see I can try?
09:15
That one, but it's enormous.
09:17
That one is quite beautiful.
09:18
[Carine] Too big for me, no? But it's, see?
09:21
It was with all these layers inside.
09:22
I like to try even maybe
09:24
there's a pair of trousers and jacket.
09:26
Yeah, definitely, definitely.
09:31
Let's go to this side.
09:33
The client and the couture side.
09:35
(laughing)
09:36
It's a little too big for me.
09:43
It suits you perfectly.
09:45
It's your femininity and your strong side mixed together.
09:56
It's good, it looks very much like a tutu.
09:58
Maybe I don't wear a skirt.
10:01
Your legs! Your legs!
10:03
(laughing)
10:06
I pray you are the one.
10:08
Yes, I think you are to be nice too.
10:16
I'm going to take off the,
10:18
because it's very heavy.
10:20
(electronic music)
11:20
(upbeat music)
11:44
(electronic music)
11:53
This shirt from my husband is the real one.
11:56
And I saw this morning, and I said it was bigger.
12:01
Always like military twists in my outfit.
12:07
And I hope they are going to like it,
12:09
because I destroy a bit the look,
12:10
but yet I'm sure they do like it,
12:12
you know, when we, do something with his clothes, no?
12:17
But for me, you have to play with it and
12:18
forget it's couture.
12:20
We have to be like the au pair who worked in the
12:22
thousands millions hot.
12:25
(deep electronic music)
12:29
[Man] You think you're gonna keep the dresses at the end?
12:31
No, it's like Cinderella.
12:34
Always you have to send them back.
12:37
I told you it was just a dream.
12:38
It was not reality.