Carine Roitfeld: Shoes mean a lot to me!
Carine Roitfeld’s shoes are an important part of her personality.
The former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris is known for her flawless style and shoes are a big part of that. Her fashion credentials afford her the luxury of being able to wear some of the world’s most desired designs, which means she gets to indulge her passion all the time.
“I always look at the face first and then the shoes when I see or meet someone. Shoes mean a lot to me! They are an important element of the personality,” Carine smiled to The Hollywood Reporter.
Carine now helms the role of global fashion director at US Harper’s Bazaar and also publishes fashion books.
At last month’s Cannes Film Festival, women were banned from wearing flat shoes on the red carpet, something Carine strongly disagrees with. For her, flats can be just as sexy as heels.
“It’s all about attitude,” she explained.
“I started, for example, to wear high heels when I met Mario Testino — I was a bit taller than him with heels! High heels give you a certain power.”
When it comes to men’s shoes, Carine hates to see the opposite sex strolling around in flip-flops. Instead she much prefers seeing them in boots.
For her own footwear choice, it’s all about one shoemaker.
“Manolo Blahnik is an iconic designer. The shoes are so comfortable, and the brand is all about elegance and creativity. He was the first to design shoes for fashion shows,” she praised.