There are just so many ways Carine Roitfeld can say she loves fashion in "Mademoiselle C," a somewhat interesting documentary that brings us into the inner workings of a magazine, but harps a bit too much on her ideas of fashion and style.
| Original Score: 2/4
Unfortunately, the film doesn't show its subject's creative process as much as that of her collaborators ...
| Original Score: 2/5
For fashion junkies, Mademoiselle C will be like five September issues of Vogue all rolled into one.
| Original Score: 3/5
As a distinctly not-insider ... I would have benefited more from a broader portrait of the woman herself, and how she became such a legend.
As vanity projects go, this one's unusually well-made - as any portrait of an iconic stylist ought to be.
Roitfeld seems constantly inspired by the prospect of pushing boundaries and expectations, and that, in turn, is inspiring to watch.
| Original Score: 3/4
You never learn why, exactly, she deserves a feature-length portrait. "Maybe people will get sick of me," Roitfeld muses. A little more than 90 minutes should do the trick.
Instead of giving the viewer the satisfaction of watching a movie, this charming collection of incidents feels like flipping through a magazine with amusing Franglais quotations pulled.