The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) presents its fourth annual Art de Vivre Award to Carine Roitfeld, Global Fashion Director of Harper’s BAZAAR and co-founder of CR Fashion Book, on Monday, June 12. The evening will commence with a cocktail reception at 7pm in FIAF’s Le Skyroom, and continue at 8pm with a dinner at the elegant French restaurant Le Bilboquet. American model and Estée Lauder ambassador Carolyn Murphy will present the award to the honoree.
Visionary magazine editor, global style icon, muse to the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Tom Ford, Carine Roitfeld is one of the most influential figures in fashion today. Her chic, subversive styling has appeared for decades in the world’s most celebrated magazines and the advertising campaigns of fashion’s most legendary houses. Regularly featured on best-dressed lists, she exemplifies the sensuality and sophistication of Parisian style.
Never shying from controversy, Carine Roitfeld continues to fearlessly push the boundaries of fashion publishing, leading the fashion world into previously unknown territory. In 2008, TIME magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2011, Rizzoli published Irreverent, a retrospective book of Roitfeld’s career. In the fall of 2012, Roitfeld launched CR Fashion Book, a biannual magazine of style and inspiration. She is also the first Global Fashion Director of Harper’s BAZAAR, which publishes her articles simultaneously in 32 global editions to a combined audience of more than 12 million readers.
FIAF president Marie-Monique Steckel said: “Unafraid to challenge taboos, Carine Roitfeld’s influence extends well beyond the realm of fashion. We are so thrilled to honor a woman whose daring, provocative expression of French elegance has become a cultural touchstone, taking the world by storm!”
The 2017 Art de Vivre Award Event Committee includes James G. Brooks, Jr., Markus Maximilian Buchmeier, Cecile and Charles de Lardemelle, Alexandra Kerry and Julien Dobbs-Higginson, Stephanie Binder-Elbaz and Benjamin Elbaz, Shirin and Frederic Fekkai, Martha Flores Longoria and Jérôme Lhote, Agathe Lerolle and Lorenzo Marcelli Flori, Eric Mourlot, Stephanie and Jesse Newhouse, Jordan and Jason Phillips, Marie-Noëlle and John Pierce, Leah Pisar-Haas, Erica Millar and Russell Riccardi, Lauren Santo Domingo, Kristin Simmons, Amelia and Mortimer Singer, Tetyana Pilyukova Tisch and David G. Tisch, Alexandra Vidal and Jose Maria Trullols, Cedric Turk, Marisa and Robin van Bokhorst, Clémence and William von Mueffling, Lisa and David Wolf.
The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) would like to thank Lalique and Maz Zouhairi, President & CEO of Lalique North America, for their very kind and generous donation of one petite Languedoc vase to be presented to the evening’s honoree as her award. Originally designed by René Lalique in 1929, the Languedoc vase takes us to the lands of the Languedoc. Between sea and mountains, this sundrenched region in the South of France offers many landscapes: wide open spaces, shrubland, ancient massifs, and beautiful gorges.
The raw beauty of this land has inspired many artists. Fashioned in satin-finished and re-polished crystal, cactus leaves overlay in a graphic play on repetition.
This year’s Art de Vivre Award is generously sponsored by Hearst.