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Carine Roitfeld Explains Why She Hates Fashion Shows

09/29/2010 05:29 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

French Vogue Editor-In-Chief Carine Roitfeld sat down with the New York Times to talk about the 90th anniversary issue of the glossy, the one upon which Lara Stone poses topless. She told the Times, "Vogue is a very specific world. You are Vogue, or not Vogue. There are some editors and writers who can be very good, and still not Vogue."

When asked what bothers her about fashion today, Roitfeld explained to the Times:

Sometimes I think, Why do I have to go to a show? Half an hour driving, half an hour waiting, seeing the show, then half an hour back. And when I get back, I see the show on the Internet. Sometimes it goes too quick sometimes. I like the idea of what Tom Ford did in New York. No one saw one outfit, except the 100 people who were guests. It was smart, because it makes envy. It's too easy that Prada makes a collection and two hours later its on the Net and everyone can copy it. It's too quick now, but I don't think we can do anything about that. It's just the time.

She also said that she dreams of opening a karaoke bar. Her favorite song is "You're So Vain" and, "It's dedicated to a lot of people."

Curious about Carine's style? Check out our slideshow on the Best-Dressed Fashion Editors.

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