They said/We said: The scoop on Carine Roitfeld’s upcoming 72-page ode to Elizabeth Taylor

Roitfeld with V Magazine editor-in-chief Stephen Gan shot by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images
Roitfeld with V Magazine editor-in-chief Stephen Gan shot by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images

Though it’s only been seven months since the all-powerful Carine Roitfeld left her post as the editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, we feel like we’ve been suffering from Roitfeld withdrawal for ages. On the upside, it looks like we’re going to get our fix in the near future. News officially broke that Roitfeld will be styling an Elizabeth Taylor–themed spread for V Magazine’s September Heroes Issue.

Between her freelance projects for Chanel, Barneys and W magazine, Roitfeld will be working with Mario Testino on the Taylor project. The feature, which is better described as a “fashion extravaganza,” will be a whopping 72 pages. Looks like she’s planning to make up for lost time.

The spread is sure to be a great precursor to Christie’s public exhibition of the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor in December. We can’t help but wonder if Roitfeld will manage to get her hands on some of Taylor’s prized possessions before they are put on display. What we do know is that, either way, these 72 pages are going to be Giant.

WHAT THEY SAID…

The Cut: “There’s no doubt it’ll be impressive, at least in breadth, as it’s going to be a whopping 72-page spread — er, ‘fashion extravaganza.’” [The Cut]

Fashionista: “Roitfeld’s translation of her bold and unforgettable style into 72 pages of fashion is going to be amazing. Roitfeld has always been a perfect fit for V, whose inaugural cover she styled back in 1999.” [Fashionista]

Refinery29: “Some of Carine’s best work has been done with V, so we’re confidant in saying that this should be one of the more sensical (and happy) match-ups for Carine.” [Refinery29]

WHAT WE SAID…

Rani Sheen, Features Editor: “There’s been a definite void in the fashion world since Carine’s departure from Vogue Paris, so I’m looking forward to seeing one icon pay tribute to another. Here’s hoping the shoot will reflect Taylor’s famous quote: ‘Big girls need big diamonds.’”