An Evening With Carine Roitfeld at BookMarc

An Evening With Carine Roitfeld at BookMarc

The renowned editor spent a night signing copies of her limited edition CR Girls book in New York City

The renowned editor spent a night signing copies of her limited edition CR Girls book in New York City

Text: Veronica Radyuk

To commemorate the release of the limited edition CR Girls 2016 book, editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld hosted a book signing at BookMarc NY on Tuesday evening with many drinks and discourse to be had among those attending.

The 48-page book was crafted by Roitfeld and photographed by Sante D'Orazio. Inspired by the editor's adoration of pin-up calendars, the book features 20 of Carine's favorite supermodels—including Lily Donaldson, Gigi Hadid, Barbara Palvin, Irina Shayk, and more.

The cozy interior at 400 Bleecker Street was buzzing with sounds of chatter, laughter, and clinks of champagne glasses. Models like Lily Donaldson, Kris Gottschalk, and Amina Blue who were featured in the exclusive book, entered the store to greet Roitfeld, looking as effortlessly impeccable as the EIC herself that night. While Roitfeld's nearest and dearest (including son Vladimir and photographer friend Mario Sorrenti) appeared amongst the crowd, devoted fans lined up outside the book shop for almost an hour to share a memorable moment with the editor. Marc Jacobs himself made his way into the event with a vape pen in hand, giving a personal congratulations. Selfies were taken with fans from all over—with one even requesting Roitfeld to take a photo with his puppy.

When asked about the motivation behind such a project, Roitfeld responded with: "I love to do calendars—it’s my dream work. We had 20 girls and we were very happy to work with Sante [D’Orazio]. It was the very first time we were working together and he had such a good eye and all the girls loved him immediately. It was love at first glance for all of these girls.”

The limited edition book will be available at BookMarc in New York and Tokyo as well as Colette in Paris. Additional copies will be sold in Gianvito Rossi stores. For more exclusive photos from the event, head to CRFashionBook.com.

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