Lisa Armstrong at The Times seems to think so. Is it a coincidence that plenty of Carine Roitfeld's fashion favourites (the shag coat, skinny pencil skirts, menswear-inspired jackets, and big, sharp shoulders) showed up on the fall runways? Maybe not. From the designers Roitfeld supported (Balmain's Christophe Decarnin, Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci) showing off her angular style to Burberry Prorsum taking on the big coats, maybe we're finally seeing a season all about the French Vogue editor.
Does Roitfeld see how she can sway style? "Designers have told me that their collections are so me,” she said, “but I don’t always recognise it because if you ask me what my style is, I’m really not that sure...It wasn’t until I started to work for Gucci in the nineties that it started to become clear to me. And that’s because Tom Ford was pushing me to do the dark eye make-up, to wear high heels and to keep things very simple and lean.”