An hommage to Mademoiselle C.

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An hommage to Mademoiselle C.

When LoveGold first asked me to do a photo series on the theme of Carine Roitfeld and gold, to accompany the events surrounding the film Mademoiselle C., I was at first a bit sceptical. Because when one thinks of Carine Roitfeld, what leaps to mind is the impeccable crayon skirt, the sexy sheer blouse, the vertiginous stilettos and the tightly-cinched trench– we don’t immediately think of jewels. I only remembered one piece, by the French artist César, that she has worn for many years. But while researching with Virginie Dhello, the stylist with whom I worked on this series, we quickly realized that in fact she wears extremely iconic pieces, from big chain bracelets, gold bangles, and long pendants, worn alone or in pairs. She nearly never wears a watch. We thus imagined her ideal, fantasy jewelry box, photographed in Paris, of course. Even if she has been spending a lot of time in New York, Roitfeld represents the quintessence of the Parisienne, the bourgeoise woman from the 7th arrondissement, updated and in a new model: borderline…

Photos by Olivia da Costa

Styling by Virginie Dhello

Manicure by Elsa Durrens


Lambskin pencil skirt by Stouls.


Metallic gold top and trouser suit by Giambattista Valli.

Masculine blazer by Michael Kors.

Ring by Aurelie Biderman.

Bold cuff by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co.