MENKES STAYS PUT: Suzy Menkes, fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune, won't be taking a staff position at the New York Times. As reported, the Times had been talking to her about replacing...
MENKES STAYS PUT: Suzy Menkes, fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune, won't be taking a staff position at the New York Times. As reported, the Times had been talking to her about replacing Bernadine Morris, who took an early retirement package this month. "I thought about it, but then I have three wonderful sons and a wonderful husband who live in London, and it just would have been too much," said Menkes. Menkes will continue to write fashion reports for the Times style pages.
CARTER'S NEW ROLE: John Mack Carter, editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping, is leaving his post after 24 years to become president of a new Hearst subsidiary to be called Hearst Magazines Enterprises. The subsidiary will develop new magazine ventures both inside and outside Hearst. Hearst's publishing expertise in the past has been focused exclusively on an internal magazine development program, created and supervised by Carter. This program produced such titles as Country Living and Victoria, as well as SmartMoney, with partner Dow Jones & Co. The new entity will, in some cases, provide advice and services to independent publishers for a fee. In other instances, Hearst Magazines Enterprises will invest in start-up magazines or titles not yet fully established. In addition, it will explore the acquisition of currently independent titles. Carter's replacement at Good Housekeeping hasn't been named yet. However, sources indicate Ellen Levine, editor-in-chief of Redbook, is the likely successor. Levine couldn't be reached for comment.
IT'S SWING TIME: Ralph Lauren's son David hits the newsstands this month with his premiere issue of Swing. The cover (left) highlights inside stories such as "America's Most Powerful 20-somethings," and "Who's Going to Run Our Country Next." Lauren is publisher of the magazine which, incidentally, features a double-page spread on the inside cover from Double RL. Thanks, Dad.
THE BUSY STREETS OF SOHO: Camera crews from Viacom, the parent company of MTV, VH-1 and Nickelodeon, were clogging up the streets in SoHo on Thursday, filming Todd Oldham, Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs and Isaac Mizrahi. The first three designers were shooting segments for The Goods, MTV's electronic retailing segment, and Mizrahi said he was shooting some "pick-up spots" for his retailing show for Nick at Nite, which is being produced by former Mademoiselle editor Gabé Doppelt. It's scheduled to air Oct. 30. They might have bumped into Rosie Perez, who was browsing through the stores and Oldham's showroom.SELF CHANGES: Doris Downes Jewett, art director of Self, has left the magazine. Her replacement is Christian Kuypers, formerly with J. Crew. Kuypers reports to Stefano Tonchi, creative director.
FEATURED PLAYER: D.T. Max, a literary editor for the New York Observer, has been named senior editor in the features department of Harper's Bazaar.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews