PARIS — Joelle Diderich has been named Paris bureau chief of WWD, effective this week.She was previously senior business news editor of WWD and has worked in the Paris office since 2010.“Joelle’s news drive, writing prowess, broad-screen interests and stature in the French market make her an ideal candidate to lead this linchpin office and increase WWD's profile and leadership,” said Miles Socha, editor in chief of WWD, who served as Paris bureau chief from 2000 to 2008 before being named the publication’s European editor.Born in Luxembourg in 1972, Diderich was raised in Bahrain and London, where she graduated with a French baccalaureate from the French Lycée. She obtained degrees in economics from University College London and journalism from City University in London.She began her career covering London's foreign exchange market and treasury news for U.S.-based agency Market News Service.In 1994, she joined Reuters in London and during the following 10 years lived and worked in Madrid, São Paulo, Brasília and Paris covering everything from general elections and forest fires to the 1999 Brazilian currency crisis. She fulfilled her long-held ambition to become a fashion journalist in 2000, when she started covering Paris Fashion Week for Reuters.In 2005, she left the agency to study photography at Gobelins, a leading Parisian school of visual arts. For the next three years, she worked on a freelance basis, combining fashion coverage for the Associated Press with concert photography for news photo agency EPA.In 2009, Diderich became editor in chief of trade publication International Cosmetic News, where she oversaw a daily web site, a weekly newsletter and a monthly magazine.She joined WWD the following year and covered companies ranging from Hennes & Mauritz to Hermès, as well as retail; watches and jewelry, and entertainment news.Her successor has yet to be named.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion