After parting with her long-time employer, Paris Vogue former editor Carine Roitfeld was blacklisted from the runway shows at fashion week last February. Reportedly, the venerable fashion bible asked designers not to extend invitations to the industry titan because it might send the wrong message about Emmanuelle Alt as Roitfeld's replacement. Carine merely rolled her eyes and made her way into every designer showroom for an exclusive private viewing, but this July at the Paris couture shows, the industry behemoth is making a tongue-in-cheek return to the front row. As part of a high-concept feature for W magazine, Roitfeld will be impersonating a client at fashion week, "from front row to fittings." According to some rumors, Paolo Roversi will be Carine's personal paparazzo.
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