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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty