Carine Roitfeld's Top 5 Favorite Shoots
Oct 12, 2011 - by Lester Brathwaite
In the latest issue of The Gentlewoman, Carine Roitfeld discusses her favorite fashion shoots in her long and prolific career of bursting taboos and crotch seems.
1. "The Butcher" - Mario Testino, The Face, 1996
"Shot during the meat crisis in Britain, this much-copied story was a turning point in my career. And I don't even like meat!"
2. From the "Chic" issue of Visionaire, 1997 - Mario Testino
"I'd been in a car accident and had to wear a neck brace, so Mario suggested that we use it in the shoot. We had the model on a beautiful bicycle because I think a girl on a bike is very sexy. She was in Gucci heels, a shirt, a short skirt and the neck brace with some jewelry over it -- very chic."
3. "Corps & Lames" - Mario Testino, Vogue Paris, February 2005
"We had Gemma Ward playing with scissors and cutting the hair of a Barbie doll. This is something I used to do as a child -- all little girls like to cut their Barbies' hair, no?"
4. "Naughty Parisian Maid" - Mario Testino, The Face, December 1997
"I love the contrast between the model's very chic look and her manic behavior. We had her under a glass table, polishing it with a Louis Vuitton scarf and even cleaning the stove with a cotton bud while wearing Saint Laurent."
5. "Festin'" - Terry Richardson, Vogue Paris, October 2010
"A very provocative shoot, this was inspired by one of my favorite films, Le Grand Bouffe. The smell of the squid was so strong the hairdresser fainted."