Mademoiselle C Review

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A documentary that follows the ex-editor of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld, as she tries to set up her new fashion bible CR Fashion Book in New York.


In many ways, this is the September Issue with different accents. The titular Mademoiselle is Carine Roitfeld, ex-editor of French Vogue who decided to go it alone and set up her own magazine. And this is part biography, part industry documentary and quite a lot of fashion flummery. Unlike The September Issue, it doesn’t get very deep into the artistry and pig-headedness it takes to create a fashion magazine, and Roitfeld, an interesting character, is frequently nudged aside for frocks. If you want to know what happens on a fashion shoot, fill your expensive boots. If you want the real story of starting over, browse elsewhere.

High in gloss if not necessary insight, this is manna for fashion fans but a marginally slighter piece of work than The September Issue.