A CLAIRE DAY: The American edition of the French fashion and beauty magazine Marie Claire (inset, left) will officially hit the newsstands Aug. 16, although advance copies have been circulating this week. The...
A CLAIRE DAY: The American edition of the French fashion and beauty magazine Marie Claire (inset, left) will officially hit the newsstands Aug. 16, although advance copies have been circulating this week. The first issue carries a September/October date and costs $2.50. The second issue will come out Oct. 18 and will cover November/December. "We consider these our test issues, and we'll probably announce a regular monthly publishing schedule soon, but nothing is confirmed," said a spokeswoman for the magazine. Initial distribution is set at 700,000.
SELECTIVE SCENTS: The New Yorker will smell again. After irking finicky readers with two previous tries with scent strips, the magazine has decided to give the strips another chance. The Aug. 15 issue carries a strip from Chopard's Casmir. The magazine's most recent effort, with Benetton's Tribu, was discontinued because of scent leakage and reader complaints. The difference now is that, using the magazine's database, the organization can send scent-free issues to readers whose noses are out of joint.
GAUDOIN GOES HOME: Q2's beauty editor, Tina Gaudoin, has left the nascent home shopping channel to return to her native U.K. Gaudoin said she resigned for personal reasons. Her husband, Ford Ennals, who briefly worked at Q2 as senior vice president of marketing, has accepted a position in the U.K.
D&G RETURNS TO NY: Dolce & Gabbana has reopened offices in New York at 532 Broadway and named Justo Artigas press contact manager. He had been in charge of press for Moda & Co.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia