MOSS DOES DIOR: Kate Moss is set to make her first editorial appearance since the cocaine abuse allegations that last week caused several brands to drop her from their ads. The inaugural issue of Another Man, edited by Moss’ former boyfriend — and the father of her daughter — Jefferson Hack, features a 10-page fashion shoot of Moss dressed in Dior Homme’s fall 2006 collection. The feature was shot by Willy Vanderperre. Another Man, a spin-off of the women’s fashion title Another Magazine, will hit U.K. newsstands Oct. 6. “I’m not sure if the magazine was printed [before or after the allegations], though the shoot was done earlier in the year,” said Alasdair MacGregor, p.r. manager for the Dazed & Confused group, founded by Hack, which publishes Another and Dazed & Confused magazines. MacGregor said the group wasn’t in the least concerned about the shoot, in light of Moss’ recent bad press. “Absolutely not. It’s a beautiful shoot,” he said. Another Man also features a mix of art, writing, music and fashion. Contributors include Craig McDean, Tracey Emin, Anthony Haden Guest and Nick Knight. Meanwhile, a spokesman for Dior on Tuesday declined to comment on whether the company plans to continue working with Moss on its advertising campaigns.
— Nina Jones
LOVE, ’80s STYLE: After lampooning Jerry Seinfeld, Martha Stewart and Lindsay Lohan‘s father in “The Aspirational Renter” last year, Sunday Styles columnist for The New York Times and moonlighting cabaret performer Bob Morris is back with “Assisted Loving,” the tale of a gay son who gets caught up in his 80-year-old father’s search for love. The musical spoof on elderly courtship — complete with casserole widows, Viagra and hip-replacement surgery — made its debut on Monday at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on Christopher Street in Manhattan. Four additional performances are currently planned. And while Harper Collins vice president and publisher Jonathan Burnham is no longer backing him up on piano — singer-songwriter Rachelle Garniez plays the accordion this time — Donna Karan provided Morris’ costume.
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“I had gone through watching my father dating when my mom died,” Morris said, discussing his inspiration for the new show. “My dad gave me some personal ads he’d circled in the newspaper and had me call them. I found myself screening [potential dates] on his behalf.” Morris added, “At one point, my father was dating [Details editor in chief] Dan Peres‘ grandmother. But she was seeing two other men at the same time.”
— Sara James
ROCKY ROLLS: Sylvester Stallone‘s lifestyle magazine is back from the dead. WWD’s report last month that Sly was shutting down after three test issues appears to have prompted some soul-searching on the part of American Media Inc. After crunching the numbers from the test, the company has elected to publish a fourth issue, to be dated December/January. The magazine’s ad hoc editorial team of freelancers and Men’s Fitness staffers, which had been placed on hiatus, has resumed work on the title. “It’s nice to have an alternative magazine that comes from someone’s voice, someone’s perspective,” said editor in chief Neal Boulton.
Score a victory for Stallone, who was apoplectic after reading of Sly’s imminent demise. “I am not another Rosie O’Donnell,” he told The New York Post, referring to the talk show host whose personality title was a spectacular disaster for Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing. “I am serious about my magazine.” No word on whether Stallone’s tantrum played a part in AMI’s decision to grant Sly a reprieve, but chairman David Pecker recently told Business Week Stallone has been “unbelievably aggressive” to work with. Clearly he wasn’t ready to go 15 rounds with Rocky Balboa.
— Jeff Bercovici