Michèle Rosier, French fashion designer, film director, documentary maker and screenwriter, Died at 86


Michèle Lazareff Rosier was born on June 3, 1930 and died on April 2, 2017.

She was a French fashion journalist and designer.

Larareff founded the V de V sportswear label.

Also to that, Rosier worked as a film director and screenwriter since 1973.

Rosier’s parents were the journalists Pierre Lazareff (1907–1972) and Hélène Gordon-Lazareff (1909–1988) who between them founded Elle magazine.

Rosier was the first ever child to read The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry at only 10 years old, a close friend of her parents.

Rosier studied at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York.

She started out as a journalist for her father’s daily paper, France Soir before becoming chief editor of the magazine Le Nouveau Femina.

As of 1973, Rosier worked as a film director and screenwriter for French-language cinema.

Rosier’s first two films George Who?, a biography of George Sand, and Mon coeur est rouge (Paint my Heart Red), which deals with a female market researcher, have been described as feminist.

Michèle Rosier passed away at 86 years old.