Zendaya and Cardi B Cover CR Fashion Book



Cardi B Graces her First-Ever Fashion Magazine Cover

On Newsstands March 6th

 CR Fashion Book Issue 12-Cardi B Cover by Petra Collins (2)

Carine Roitfeld’sCR Fashion Book unveils its 12th edition featuring two covers with Zendaya shot by Mario SorrentiandCardi B shot by Petra Collins. This is the first ever fashion cover and feature for Cardi B.

Unlike any other issue, editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld, has assembled a list of diverse talent to help her create an unforgettable theme for this month’s issue, crazy reality. The theme stems from the unique times we live in — the crazy reality of rapid change and extreme contrast, a new age of honesty and the crumbling of outdated institutions. Roitfeld takes readers on this journey by pushing boundaries of taste and shape and featuring a new definition of luxury.

“Our covers celebrate Zendaya and Cardi B, two women who could not be more different but who are both icons made for 2018: approachable, unfiltered, and multitalented,” said Roitfeld. “I’m inspired by their generation’s ability to make the most of their crazy reality and use it as fuel for creativity.”

CR Fashion Book Issue 12-Cardi B Cover by Petra Collins

For issue 12, Roitfeld pushed the limits of her and her team’s imagination to create a shocking juxtaposition between reality and fashion. Creative director, Riccardo Tisci styled Zendaya, pulling inspiration from 1970’s performance art, shot by Mario Sorrenti. Petra Collins photographed Cardi B in a never before seen way, dressed in designers such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent, while Roitfeld paired Walmart with Versace in the feature titled “Save Money Look Better”, creating a shockingly high-low statement. The issue includes thought provoking essays exploring the subjects of online pornography, the sense of self in the digital age, the reality of fashion progressive sneakers and more. New photographers including Jack Pierson, Jackie Nickerson, Matt Lambert, Alexandra Von Fuerst andJamie Morgan capture the theme of crazyreality with pages filled with designer looks by Dior, Issey Miyake and Tom Ford styled by Viola Galassi, Tom Van Dorpe, Paul Sinclaire and more.

“At CR Fashion Book we thrive in a space where we can push boundaries, showcase interesting andunconventional themes and highlight the creativity of up-and-comers”, said Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, President of CR Fashion Book Ltd. “In this issue, we are excited to tap into undiscovered and raw talent of new photographers and stylists that help our pages come to life.”

Alongside Roitfeld, her creative direction team, The Style Council (TSC), used an eclectic and diverse range of contributors to work on the issue from nail, hair and makeup artists to new photographers and stylists. Combined they were able to create a sense of escapism from the world we live in.

Roitfeld has dedicated CR Fashion Book Issue 12 to AzzedineAlaia for being one of the greatest designers of all time.

Visit www.crfashionbook.com today to pre-order CR Fashion Book Issue 12 and be among the first to receive it when it ships in March.


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 third issue to be produced by PubWorX. Hearst Magazines Digital Media is CR Fashion Book’s digital publishing partner.



On describing herself in 3 words:

“Honest. Energetic. I’m also kind of a loner. I like to be in silence, think, and make myself laugh.”

CR Fashion Book Issue 12-Zendaya Cover by Mario Sorrenti (2)

On her life changing since she’s become famous:

“Well, one positive thing is that, my family, whatever they want, they get. Everything that I want to buy, I can get. I don’t have to worry so much about my future. One negative thing is that, even though I’m happy, I feel like I was a little bit happier two or three years ago when I had less money. I had less people who had opinions about my life. I felt like my life was mine. Now I feel like I don’t even own my life. I feel like the world owns me.” 

On her next big goals:

“I really want to accomplish more records, more Billboard hits. I might want to get into acting or designing clothes, but my real goal is to have beautiful kids, a beautiful mansion, and do business that makes me money until the day I die. Then be able pass it on to my children.”

CR Fashion Book Issue 12-Zendaya Cover by Mario Sorrenti

On her role models:

“My role models are the people around me who I see working. Like for example, my mom would come home from work and get cooking right away. I also admire my homegirl, right? She used to strip. As soon as she would come home at five or six in the morning, she would finish counting singles, then get her son ready for school, and boom, take him to school. Then she would go to sleep at 9:00a.m., wake up around noon, and pick up her son again. Things like that, I really admire.”


On her biggest fear:

Sometimes, as a young person in this industry, I put a lot of pressure on myself to do the right thing. I think this is a flaw of mine. I get so afraid to make the wrong decisions, but I have to understand that I’m only 21 years old. I’m not going to always be perfect. You cannot let the fear of not being perfect stop you from doing anything at all. I still have a lot of things left to do in my career and it’s okay to frickin’ learn from a situation and grow from it.”

On having “hood” in her from growing up in Oakland:

“Absolutely, there is definitely “hood” in me and it will never leave. It’s part of who I am, as it is part of my family. Listen, I was born and raised in Oakland, all my family is from there—multiple generations of Colemans. And they’re not from the Oakland Hills, we are from the hoods of Oakland. It’s something that I’m proud of and I’m lucky to be where I’m from. My aunties held Black Panther party meetings in the downstairs basement of our house that I grew up in. You learn so much from those experiences and from those stories.”

On turning 21:

“A common nickname for me is Grandma, and that’s not chosen, that’s given. Somewhere along the line some 70-year-old woman creeped into my soul. I got the 21-year-old body, but my soul is much older than that. As for my “big 21” or whatever, I don’t drink, never have, and I don’t want to.” 

On what she looks for in a guy:

“Respect is my number one thing, and I think it shows in different ways. With anybody you’re with, you have to have a layer of respect, courtesy, understanding, and tolerance. It’s also important to have somebody who makes you laugh. If someone can’t make me laugh, then that’s wack. And not just kind of laugh, but pee-my-pants laugh.”

Photographers: Petra Collins (Cardi B) and Mario Sorrenti (Zendaya)


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