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An Inside Look into Carine Roitfeld's World

Barneys kicked off its fall campaign with a video of former French Vogue editrix-in-chief Carine Roitfeld that gives us an insight into her rather glamorous life.

Well, if you thought you'd see her slobbing around her apartment in sweatpants, prepare to be disappointed. The video, shot in fuzzy black and white by famed photographer Mario Sorrenti, gives us sneak peeks into her life—complete with chauffered car service, a balconied apartment that looks over Paris, fittings with Azzedine Alaia and dinner parties with the likes of Victoire de Castellane. 

Roitfeld cuts a severe figure in her (almost always black) pencil skirts and leather jackets, but her commentary is surprisingly warm. She serves up some priceless nuggets of wisdom. My personal favorite is when she talks about never having been an assistant because "the best row is the first row." We hear ya, sister. It was nice to listen her describe not working when her kids were young, but then the video cut to her chatting with Rick Owens and our delusions of her being anything like us were dashed. Oh, well, one can still dream, right? Check the video out here.

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