Time Magazine has unveiled its fifth annual list of the world’s most influential people, and who else made it (ranked #203, but still!!) our dear Carine Roitfeld, editor of French Vogue. The best part about this may be that my other favorite person in the fashion world, Hedi Slimane, wrote the blurb on her, and beautifully so. Slimane, the former designer for Christian Dior Homme, passionately describes in detail what makes Roitfeld such an eccentric person, perhaps a "why she is the way she is" minus the explanation. A few months ago I wrote an article on the ‘differences’ between Roitfeld and American Vogue editor Anna Wintour, after becoming inspired and intrigued by New York Magazine’s claim that the two women were butting heads at Paris fashion week. After reading Slimane’s take on his dear friend, I am once again reminded why Carine Roitfeld is such a definitive human being. She may be number 203 on Time Magazine’s list, but she’s definitely further up on mine.
Other fashionista’s that made the list include Stella McCartney (#185), Tyra Banks (#5) and Heidi Klum (#4). The fact that Heidi beat out Tyra makes me almost as happy as the fact that two of my favorite musicians/bands, Jay- Z and Radiohead, were both included. Finally, out of the many political figures mentioned, I have to give it to Vladimir Putin (#55) because not only is he one of the more interesting figures in the world right now, especially after hand picking his successor and thus causing massive speculation of his political practices all over again, Madeleine Albright wrote the article on him. That alone makes it a worth while read.
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