Les Parisiennes... what is it about them that makes their style so impossibly chic and the envy of women the world over? In this issue, we celebrate Paris glamour in all its glory; from the runways of Saint Laurent and Lanvin, where the French muse was discernible in every seam of a black leather biker jacket or slick tuxedo suit, to the sartorial secrets of our cover star, France’s first lady of fashion and possibly the world’s sexiest 50-something, the redoubtable editor and stylist, Carine Roitfeld. One of the key elements of French style is the ability to update, so for this week’s shoot we asked Carine to mix classic pieces from her wardrobe with new-season favorites. A styling masterclass, indeed!
Also in this issue, our video columnist, Charlotte Tilbury shows us how to achieve a Gallic, oh-so-sexy
smoky-eyed look, while our beauty pages reveal the military-style precision and must-have products that lie behind that immaculate, but apparently effortless, French polish.
LUCY YEOMANS, EDITOR-in-CHIEF
"I like things that look better with age."
"This is a classic. I have a respect for quality."
"I wear black because it is easy."