The official sneak peek from the hotly anticipated CR Fashion Book has been released — and it moves.
Carine Roitfeld’s first magazine since she left the top post at French Vogue — set to be released September 13, in the middle of New York Fashion Week — has a Web site, and on its homepage is a mysterious animated gif. WWD reports that, unlike the videos and photos from the mock issue that came out last month, this image will appear in the magazine.
In the picture, model Juliet Ingleby is walking through a graveyard in red heels and a flowing, full-body purple veil, underneath which she is wearing basically nothing. As a gif, the veil ripples and billows in the wind.
It’s not exactly proper cemetery wear. Nor is it the style most associated with Roitfeld: dark, dark, dark. Thus, there are the three ladies in black behind Ingleby, each in long leather boots, onyx-colored makeup, and raven sheaths covering parts of their faces.
There are no further clues or hints about the magazine, apart from this message printed on the bottom-right corner: “CR is coming.”
WWD also got word of the inevitable blowout party that will accompany the magazine’s launch. This was hardly a surprise, as Roitfeld loves a fancy, star-studded bash, whether it includes a karaoke contest or a multi-designer runway show. And if a certain model named Kate Upton does end up on CR’s debut cover, as the rumors suggest, maybe she’ll show up. (A rep for the magazine said she can’t reveal any details about the upcoming event.)
Perhaps there’s no other time to launch a project with such pedigree, but New York Fashion Week is a crowded time of year. With up to five must-attend parties a night and enough pages of September issues to circle the globe, it tough to envision a spot for another heavy hitter.
Oh, who are we kidding. Carine Roitfeld seems to have run this town during fashion weeks past, and with a new splashy magazine propping her up, surely any party she throws will be a major draw.
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