Carine Roitfeld Says the Word 'Pee,' Compares Karl Lagerfeld to J. Lo, and More!


(Photo by Bauer Griffin) Carine Roitfeld arrives for Dior Couture this past July

Carine Roitfeld (Bauer Griffin)
With all the hype surrounding Carine Roitfeld's new magazine venture—and a MAC Cosmetics line to drop in October—we can't get enough of the often-controversial-but-always-amazing Parisian editor. And we're not alone.

The Telegraph got a chance to catch up with Roitfeld at a photoshoot for her MAC campaign, where she dished on her vixen-black eye makeup, her so-called feud with Anna Wintour and how she wants to be the Joan of Arc of fashion.

We've all the need-to-know quotes from the interview. Proceed on... in a French accent, of course.

On pal Karl Lagerfeld's fame: "Lagerfeld always calls me Mme Roitfeld, never Carine. It's funny, he's like a rock star now. You go on the street with him, it's like being with J. Lo."

On her rivalry with Anna Wintour: "It was invented. She's tough but she's very honest. I like that. When my kids came to New York she invited them to dinner and as a mum those are things you don't forget. She is not my best friend, we never talk on the phone every day, but she is someone I respect, and the older you get in this business the fewer people you respect."

On her signature eye-makeup style:  "I like to put black on my eyes, but I never put it on very well and I think it looks sexy. When you put it on in the morning it looks better by the evening. It is very wrong to sleep in your make-up but when you wake up the next morning, I think it looks very good."

On being called a nympho for her erotic images in French Vogue: "People told me I was a nymphomaniac. Maybe I seem crazy because of some picture; maybe it's my art, what I have to express. But I have been with the same person for over 30 years—we never married because I am superstitious—but with the same person for ever. I've never been a nymphomaniac."

On her past of peeing behind cars: "When I was going in nightclubs there were cameras in the toilets looking to see if you were taking drugs, so I said, 'OK, I will never go to pee in the toilet in a nightclub.' I will always prefer to go to pee behind a car."

On the anxiety of starting a new magazine: "It is a lot of pressure that I put on myself. I could live very quietly, do advertising to earn money. The last Joan of Arc of fashion—it will be me."

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