REILLY RETURNS: Patrick Reilly, retail reporter for the Wall Street Journal, will leave behind Macy's, Federated and the like to return to his previous beat at the paper: publishing. He will cover newspapers,...
REILLY RETURNS: Patrick Reilly, retail reporter for the Wall Street Journal, will leave behind Macy's, Federated and the like to return to his previous beat at the paper: publishing. He will cover newspapers, magazines and books, effective early August. Reilly will replace Meg Cox, who is expecting a baby in December and is leaving the newspaper. Cox, who's been with the Journal 17 years, plans to freelance. Reilly took over the retail beat last year. His successor hasn't been named yet.
BIRTHDAY BASH: The fashion/media axis was out in full force Wednesday night when Anna Wintour threw a birthday dinner at her townhouse for MTV's Gabe Doppelt and Vogue editor William Norwich. Among the celebrants: Barry Diller, Tina Brown, Calvin Klein, Ingrid Sischy, James Truman, John Bartlett, Victor Alfaro, Monica Lynch, Iman, Blaine Trump, Steven Meisel, Naomi Campbell, Ian and Rita Schrager, Katie Ford and Andre Balasz, Elizabeth Saltzman, Todd Oldham, Isaac Mizrahi and about 50 absolutely fabulous others.
GILES CHANGES POST: Sarah Giles, the European editor of Vanity Fair, is leaving her post. She'll become a contributing editor to the magazine.
VIBE NAMES FASHION DIRECTOR: Kevin Stewart has been named to the new post of fashion director at Vibe. He was most recently market editor of Details.
NOT MUCH TO TELL: Tell, the Hachette Filipacchi teen magazine produced with the NBC-TV Network, which published quarterly, will become an annual, publishing each September. The magazine was launched in October 1993 and so far has come out with three issues. "We've decided to reduce Tell's frequency because the cost of entry into the already crowded teen marketplace had increased with the debut of such titles as Quake and Mouth2Mouth," said David Pecker, president and chief executive officer of Hachette.
WORLD CUP GIANNI: There won't be any bigger media event for the Italians Sunday night than the final match of World Cup Soccer between Italy and Brazil. And even though he'll be in Paris, Gianni Versace won't miss it. The designer's couture show is scheduled for 8:30 p.m., an hour before the game, and will be followed by his traditional post-show party at the Ritz--that's where Versace will have TVs set up airing the big game.LOOK LIKE A MODEL? Ultimatesource, an on-line computer database, gives aspiring models a chance to be seen by modeling and talent agencies. A division of IPEX Inc., Ultimatesource was developed in cooperation with GE Information Services. For a $195 annual fee, aspiring models can submit three photos, and their personal statistics. Within days, these photos can be accessed, via computer, by talent scouts. This month, 25 modeling and talent agencies will have the system in place--at no cost to them.
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.