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.
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye