The man who turned a marketing idea into a music, fashion and media extravaganza.
It's less than a week before Fashion Rocks will kick off at Radio City Music Hall and Richard Beckman, president of the Condé Nast Media Group, chief marketing officer of Condé Nast Publications and executive producer of Fashion Rocks, has just introduced a little something to sweeten the deal for viewers — and advertisers. In addition to airing the program on CBS a few days after it happens, Beckman has raised the stakes this year and will air the finale of Fashion Rocks live on CBS, ABC and NBC on Sept. 5 as part of the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s “Stand Up to Cancer” special, which will air simultaneously on all three networks. Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds came up with a song, “Just Stand Up,” which will be performed as the finale by Ashanti, Carrie Underwood, Ciara, Fergie, Keyshia Cole, Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Natasha Bedingfield and Sheryl Crow.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)