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,...
MEMO PADREILLY 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.
“I grew up in New York but I hadn’t really experienced the city in any type of touristy way…This was probably the first museum I really explored and took the time to see,” said @haileybaldwin of the @whitneymuseum. On Tuesday night, Baldwin was joined by Jemima Kirke and more at the annual Whitney Museum Gala and Studio Party, which honored Lorna Simpson, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. See more photos on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)