CR FASHION BOOK
There’s no denying a true creative calling. After her departure from French Vogue in January 2011, it was only a matter of time before Carine Roitfeld claimed a new editorial throne. But this time, it’s literally got her name written all over it. Revealed today via an exclusive interview with WWD, the biannual publication will carry the eponymous title of its revered leader, the same scripted signature “CR” that closed her editorial prose for the past decade.
As expected, we are thrilled for the publication’s debut, which is slated for its first issue September 2012. Mock-ups have been released and here’s what you can look forward to from CR Fashion Book this fall. Aesthetically, the printed magazine will be slightly oversized and will feature Roitfeld’s personal touch from its logo, gracing the matte cover and poised at the top of pages, to handwritten section titles including Icons, Muses, Skincare, and Fitness. Of the premiere issue’s 288 pages, almost a third of them will be dedicated to advertising. Gucci, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Cartier, and Louis Vuitton—the usual roster of luxury brands found in high fashion magazines—are all in on the ad conversation. We don’t blame them, the planned 50,000 copies to hit stands in Europe, Asia, and the U.S., are going to fly off the shelves. (Even at it’s $9.95 cover price.)