Carine Roitfeld on Why She Won’t Send Nicolas Sarkozy a Wedding Gift

Roitfeld: "Have you seen my feet?" Photo: Getty Images

Why did the editor in chief of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld, come to New York instead of staying in Paris for the wedding of President Nicolas Sarkozy to Italian model-singer Carla Bruni? We cornered Roitfeld as she stepped off the elevator on the fifth floor of the New Museum at the Lutz & Patmos presentation Sunday evening. “I wasn’t invited,” she told us before even greeting Tina Lutz and Marcia Patmos, for whom Roitfeld once guest-designed. So she doesn’t know the happy couple? “Yeah, I know Carla,” Roitfeld told us in heavily accented English. “But I don’t think I’m going to give a gift,” she said, before drifting off to look at the alpaca minidress by Kirsten Dunst, this season’s guest designer. —Bennett Marcus