SPRINTING INTO FIRST: Next week, when members of the American Society of Magazine Editors vote over lunch to select their officers, Runner's World editor and ASME treasurer David Willey is expected to be elected president. That will be a surprise to those who assumed Elle editor in chief Roberta Myers, who has served as vice president since last year, would replace Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive, whose term is expiring after two years. Past presidents Leive, Mark Whitaker, Susan Ungaro, and Cyndi Stivers all ascended from the vice presidency, though not necessarily after one year. A spokeswoman for Myers said she understood the presidency to be a time-intensive position, and that given Elle's television project with the CW network and other demands at the magazine this year, Myers would be more than happy to act as Willey's "wingman." People managing editor Larry Hackett is also expected to be elected to the board.
— Irin Carmon
SAILING ON: Even as there is turmoil at the top of The Wall Street Journal, its glossy magazine launching in September is slowly staffing up. Lucy Gilmour, formerly photo director at House & Garden, will join WSJ., as it is known, in the same capacity. So far, the magazine has an editor and art director (Tina Gaudoin and Tomaso Capuano, both from the Rupert Murdoch-owned Times of London) and Gaudoin has hired an assistant, but more hires are expected.
DESIGNERS AS ICONS: British Esquire may only have started in 1991, but it's nonetheless celebrating the 75th anniversary of the title's launch in New York. To mark the occasion, the magazine has asked 11 designers to re-create the best-known cover images from Esquire's history. Inside, John Galliano recalls the 1968 cover image of Muhammad Ali pierced with arrows — except Galliano is dressed in matador pants and pierced with the lances used in bullfighting. Meanwhile, Vivienne Westwood has been shot by Juergen Teller to replicate an anti-Vietnam cover from 1962. "We were lucky to get everyone," said Jeremy Langmead, editor in chief of British Esquire. Miuccia Prada, Giorgio Armani, Donatella Versace, Paul Smith and Tommy Hilfiger are among those who took part in the feature, and Karl Lagerfeld even photographed himself. He is pictured as a series of images of himself lined up one on top of another, mimicking the magazine's 1969 Richard Nixon and cultural icons cover. "Karl turned it around in 48 hours!" said Langmead. British Esquire will hold an exhibition of the designers' images pictured alongside their inspirations beginning May 1 at London members' club The Hospital in Covent Garden. The exhibition will then travel to Milan on May 15. And while the designers' images won't appear on the June issue's regular cover, visitors to the London exhibition will be able to buy special editions of the magazine featuring the designers on the cover.
— Nina Jones JUMPING THE FENCE: Us Weekly's beauty director Tammy Siu is leaving the magazine to join Victoria's Secret Beauty. Siu had been with Us for three-and-a-half years, serving as beauty director for a third of that time. She will be creative copy manager for Victoria's Secret Beauty, developing the creative content for ad campaigns and marketing materials for the brand's fragrances, lotions and cosmetics. She'll start her new gig May 12. Us has not yet named a replacement.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)