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Roitfeld, Mum and Son, Open in Brazil

Godfrey Deeny
September 07th, 2012 @ 00:54 AM - New York

One cannot fault Carine Roitfeld for lack of energy. The hard-charging magazine editor – whose almost eponymous-entitled magazine CR is to be launched this fall - just swooped into Brazil for a book signing, in the latest indication that Brazil is the new China of the luxury industry.

Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief of French Vogue, signed copies of her much-acclaimed retrospective photo tome entitled “Irreverent” on September 3, in the Livraria da Villa of Shopping Cidade Jardim. It is the key Sao Paolo shopping destination that features large boutiques by such mega brands as Hermès, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and others, and is controlled by real estate titan Jose Auriemo Neto.

The magazine editor made it a double act with her peripatetic gallery entrepreneur son Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, who on Wednesday, Sept. 5, opened a retrospective entitled “Nicolas Pol: Brazil.”

Pol, a young French painter known for his daubed graphic posh-graffiti imagery has become something of a cult figure ever since Restoin Roitfeld unleashed him with a show 15 months ago during Frieze Week in London of large scale paintings in the Old Dairy in Bloomsbury. Pol’s latest work is a series of abstract paintings, inspired by the theology, iconography and popular culture.

The two soirees were in effect key ancillary events flanking the São Paulo Art Biennial, Latin America’s leading art event, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, and the second oldest art biennial in the world after that of Venice.
Restoin Roitfeld has become a significant presence at fashion weeks worldwide, with his blend of innovative shows on forgotten or emerging artists, coupled with an ability to lure bold face name socialites and art apparatchiks to his events.

In his first step into Brazil, Restoin Roitfeld smartly picked the key art happening in Sao Paolo – the continent richest city – and in Shopping Cidade Jardim’s ground floor, the mall that boasts the best high-end foot traffic south of the Rio Grande.

And his mum will keep busy in her return. One day after her son’s show, Roitfeld is off to New York to stage the launch of her new magazine CR Fashion Book.

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