A Roitfeld Riot at Alliance Française

by Michael Gross Photographed by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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On Monday night, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) honored fashiom stylist Carine Roitfeld, founder of CR Fashion Book with its fourth annual Art de Vivre Award. The evening included a cocktail reception at FIAF and a dinner at Le Bilboquet. American model and Estée Lauder face Carolyn Murphy presented the award to Roitfeld, whose daughter Julia, the face of the March cover of AVENUE, also attended alongside her brother Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, President of CR Fashion Book Ltd.

The faces in Carine’s crowd were, of course, mostly beautiful, fabulous and famous: They included Carol Alt, model and actress; Ivan Bart, President of IMG Models; FIAF’s Catherine Baumann; Fabiola Beracasa, Garance Doré, a photographer and blogger; Frédéric Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen; Joelle Grunberg of Lacoste North America; the New York Post’s Richard Johnson with Sessa Johnson; Rahul Kadakia, international head of jewelry for Christie’s, with wife Ashley Kadakia; Alexandra Kerry, co-founder of Fictional Pictures; Aerin Lauder, and Eric Zinterhofer, Stephanie and Jesse Newhouse, Lauren Santo Domingo; Charlotte Sarkozy, David G. Tisch and Tetyana Pilyukova Tisch; fashion designer Alexandra Vidal, and Whitney Wolfe, the founder of Bumble and co-founder of Tinder.


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