Exclusive Preview: Carine Roitfeld Put Ten ‘Real Guys’ (and One Real Baby) in Her VMAN Issue


Carine Roitfeld's latest freelance project was guest-editing the spring issue of VMAN. In addition to features with Michael Avedon (the 21-year-old grandson of Richard Avedon) and Nick Knight, Roitfeld chose ten "real guys" (i.e. not celebrities or models) to pose for photographer Karim Sadli and talk about their "real" lives as a mechanic, a drummer, and a firefighter, to give a few examples (one of them even posed with his baby daughter, aw). In her editor's letter, Roitfeld explains, "Fashion can be a difficult thing for men to follow ... Sometimes men's fashion can look too crazy to be believable, but I think a man should be elegant and effortless." See the full ten-page spread in our slideshow.