CR FASHION BOOK UNVEILS ISSUE 11 WITH FOUR COVERS FEATURING LILY-ROSE DEPP, LARA STONE, ALEK WEK AND CARA TAYLOR
CR MEN’S BOOK FEATURES COVER WITH NEVER BEFORE SEEN IMAGES OF PRINCE
On Newsstands September 7th
Carine Roitfeld’sCR Fashion Book unveils its 11th edition featuring four covers with Lily-Rose Depp and Lara Stone shot by Steven Klein and Alek Wek and Cara Taylor shot by Mario Sorrenti. In tandem, CR Men’s Book will feature never-before seen photos of artist Prince on its cover shot by Steven Klein.
The year 1999, is the issue’s theme, chosen by editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld, to help her readers travel back in time to a turning point in fashion which showcased true freedom and creativity. 1999 not only marks a defining moment for Roitfeld’s career but also for each cover star. Lily-Rose Depp, one of the fashion industry’s most promising talents, was born 1999, Lara Stone, one of Roitfeld’s biggest inspirations, entered the Elite Model Look competition that same year, Alek Wek was breaking down barriers in the industry with her unique beauty and Cara Taylor simply channels the stripped-down mood of the late 90’s fashion that Roitfeld loves. Prince was the obvious choice for the men’s issue not only because his song “1999” is one of Roitfeld’s favorites but he embodies what it means to be a true inspiration and risk taker.
“To me 1999 was the last moment when fashion felt naïve and innocent and free. 1999 is about a spirit of independence, and there are very few independent thinkers left today,” said Roitfeld.“I think right now a lot of people are looking back to this period of time. Not only to find references or get ideas, but to see who they were- how good they were- and hopefully see who they can be again.”
Roitfeld’s issue 11 does exactly that. The issue captures the essence of freedom through archived Bruce Weberphotographs from late nights at Chateau Marmont, carefully curated photos of icons such as Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman in “Eyes Wide Shut,” Britney Spears in 1999’s mega hit “Hit Me Baby One More Time”,and an updated twist on the iconic Sex and The City series, titled “Different Sex, Same City” where male model, ChayseMcmullan portrays the modern-day Carrie Bradshaw. Photographers including Steven Klein, Sebastian Faena, Bruce Weber, Terry Richardson, Mario Sorrenti, and Petra Collins capture the style and culture of the 90’s with pages filled with looks from designers such as Lee McQueen, Helmut Lang and Martin Margiela. The Men’s issue highlights Justin Theroux’s successes, Rami Malek’s creative reflexes and John Malkovich on “Being John Malkovich”.
“We are excited to bring this issue to life with our partners PubWorks, Hearst Digital and The Style Council”, said Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, President of CR Fashion Book Ltd. “CR Fashion Book continues to push the boundaries of creativity in each issue through Carine’s vision of discovering unexpected talent, unique pairings of individuals, and the engagement of creative geniuses.”
Alongside Roitfeld, her new creative direction team, The Style Council (TSC), helped bring the pages of Issue 11 to life through their personal love of 1999 Americana- from photography to fashion, pop culture, music, film, television, artwork and typography. Authenticity was captured by some of the same photographers who first created the iconic images of ’99, as well as emerging photographers. To establish a visual narrative, TSC discovered graphics by Shigetaka Kurita, the ’99 originator of Emojis and artist Geoff McFetridge, whose ‘doodles’ formed the opening titles of the seminal 1999 film by Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides.
About CR Fashion Book
CR Fashion Book, is the source for the latest fashion trends, beauty tips, celebrity news, and more from the creative mind of Carine Roitfeld. CR Fashion Book,now part of CR Fashion Book Ltd. led by president, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, is the second issue to be produced by PubWorX. Hearst Magazines Digital Media is CR Fashion Book’s digital publishing partner.
About The Style Council
THE STYLE COUNCIL is the Paris-based creative agency founded and directed by Robert Lussier and Mia Forsgren. The duo has specialized in fashion and beauty advertising for Dior, Louis Vuitton and Givenchy, among many others, and they have collaborated with Carine Roitfeld on recent issues of CR Fashion Magazine
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Photographers: Steven Klein and Mario Sorrenti