Carine Roitfeld and FIAF

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Images by: Michael George for French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

This past June 13, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) honored no other than Carine Roitfeld. During FIAF’s 4th Annual ceremony, the Global Fashion Director of Harper’s BAZAAR and founder of CR Fashion Book was presented the Art de Vivre Award. The prestigious night counted with Estée Lauder ambassador and award presented, Carolyn Murphy alongside FIAF president Marie-Monique Steckel and FIAF EVP and artistic director Lili Chopra.

This time around, the event was sponsored by the mass media giant Hearst, and the list of attendees included important names in the fashion and art industry like Carol Alt, Ivan Bart, Frédéric Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen, Lacoste CEO Joelle Grunberg, The New York Post’s Richard Johnson, Christie’s Rahul Kadakia, Aerin Lauder, Stephanie Newhouse, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Lauren Santo Domingo, Charlotte Sarkozy, David G. Tisch, Alexandra Vidal, Whitney Wolfe, and more.

Since its creation, The Art de Vivre Award’ main goal is to recognize influential leaders from the food, wine and fashion industries for their contribution to the promotion of the French Art of Living. It was then a no-brainer, the FIAF choose Carine as the ambassador of the French Art de Vivre. Roitfeld has a hefty resume as she is not only a visionary magazine editor and global style icon, but she has also been the muse of fashion masterminds like Karl Lagerfeld and Tom Ford. Regularly featured on best-dressed lists, she exemplifies the sensuality and sophistication of Parisian style.