Carine Roitfeld turns designer

For Mercedes-Benz

She’s been a model, stylist and editor extraordinaire, but Carine Roitfeld is yet to put her stylish touch to designing. Until now.

Carine has been working with Mercedes-Benz as its creative director and stylist for s/s 2014 – and she’s also designed the black dress worn by Chinese model, Sui He, in its ad campaign.

The piece in question is a sophisticated incarnation of Carine’s rock-chick signature style. The sculptural, black long-sleeved dress is styled up with daring eyes and seductive red nails.

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Carine is currently the editor of CR Fashion Book, a quarterly glossy featuring essays and editorial shoots by names from diverse high-profile contributors, such as Bruce Weber and Anne Hathaway.

For its part, Mercedes-Benz has curated quite the talented crew: model Sui He is the face of Shiseido, the first Asian model to open for Ralph Lauren and has walked for Victoria’s Secret – only the second model of Chinese descent to do so. Photographers Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Biener have collaborated on high fashion editorials worldwide.

We can’t help hoping that Carine has caught the designer bug… We’d love to bottle that elusive French chic.

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