BUSY BOY: Stephen Gan might be on vacation but that hasn’t kept him from extending his stay at Harper’s Bazaar. Contrary to widespread rumors that he was leaving, the magazine’s parent company, Hearst, said Tuesday that it has signed a multiyear contract with Gan to continue as Bazaar’s creative director. Now he can really celebrate on that holiday.
THE NAME GAME: Jane Seymour will launch her Web site today, janeseymour.com, detailing everything about the actress-turned-fashion designer and featuring her signature clothing line. In town to preview the fall offering, she will appear on ABC’s “The View” this morning.
The site is hosted by Blair Corp., which produces the line and also sells it through its Crossing Pointe catalog and its own Web site. The dresses, separates, footwear and accessories retail for under $100.
Seymour said it wasn’t easy to launch the site. “It’s embarrassing, but there was apparently a Russian teen porn site that used my name, so I had to fight to get it back.”
This story first appeared in the August 7, 2002 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.