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.
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews