Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, the recently appointed fashion editor at large for Lucky magazine, is photographed in “a John Smedley polo top (‘Classique!’ she called it) and Adidas track pants, with cascades of chains around her neck and her wrists, and fingers stacked with bangles and gobstopper pearls” – because what else would she be wearing? She’s CARLYNE! The street style goddess has been brought into Lucky “to lend her galvanizing touches — leopard spots, layers of chains and buttery leather — to five or six cover shoots a year.”
Eva Chen, the editor of Lucky, explained to the New York Times that Carlyne practically invented the high/low fashion mash-up that’s so prevelant today: “Today you see a lot of gold on the runways, big gold jewelry worn with denim and arm party of bracelets on the models’ wrists. The look is classic Carlyne,” she said. “She is more relevant than ever.”
Says the Times: “Ms. Cerf de Dudzeele, 63, is disinclined to debate the point. She is but the latest in a string of celebrity editors, among them Carine Roitfeld of Harper’s Bazaar and Lori Goldstein of Elle, to have been accorded living-legend status. Does the description embarrass her? Not a bit.
‘I am a legend,’ she said simply.”
What a woman! Read the entire article here.