Carine Roitfeld Can Tell You All About the Butt-Lifting Benefits of Ballet

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Carine Roitfeld attends the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.
Carine Roitfeld attends the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City. Photo: Jim Spellman/WireImage

The editor of CR Fashion Book sat down with the September issue of Harper's Bazaar to discuss her much-anticipated magazine, being the face of M.A.C., and that time she hurt Tom Ford when she walked across his back while wearing high heels. Also of note: Roitfeld told Anamaria Wilson that she hasn't looked at French Vogue since her departure last year, explaining, "It's like a divorce in a way. It's still very fresh; it's still very like my baby for 10 years. I prefer to take a big distance; maybe next year it will be finished. I don't do the magazine because I want revenge — you say, revenge?"

Speaking of spite, Roitfeld addressed her enviable figure, saying she doesn't have a large appetite and is trying "to be in shape to be a young grandma."

She has taken up ballet, which she says has significantly altered her shape, specifically her derriere — she's quick to attest to its "lifting" benefit. "Normally, everything starts to go down, but that goes up. I had to give all my skirts to the seamstress, and she had to add five centimeters. That's a lot."

By "a lot," we're assuming she's referring to the amount of skirts.