GRAND EXIT: Was it all too much for Katie Grand? The new creative director of The Face has abruptly resigned her post after barely a month on the job, according to Emap. "Katie has resigned her post as creative director, but will still be involved...
GRAND EXIT: Was it all too much for Katie Grand? The new creative director of The Face has abruptly resigned her post after barely a month on the job, according to Emap. "Katie has resigned her post as creative director, but will still be involved with the title on a regular basis," an Emap spokeswoman said. Grand, who will continue as editor of the hot biannual POP magazine, another Emap title, isn’t returning phone calls. Last month, she told WWD she was happy to hold down both jobs. "It was just one of those positions I couldn’t say no to," she said, referring to her appointment at The Face. Sources at Emap said Grand’s resignation was due to a rift with that firm’s management, and that both parties were at fault. "She has been asked to hang around a while so the magazine can save face," the source said, intending no pun. Graham Rounthwaite, art director of The Face, is also said to have resigned, and Emap editorial director Ashley Heath has moved to a new position. He will be concentrating on Arena Homme Plus.
SOFT SHOE: "Justin rocks!" screamed Jade Jagger, who was wearing a red dress and a pair of Adidas sneakers at the U.K. launch of Adidas Y-3 on Tuesday night. The star of the evening, which was hosted by Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas, was crooner Justin Timberlake, who performed with The Neptunes live on stage at the uber-hip new club Sketch. Christina Aguilera — on a party marathon during London Fashion Week — jumped up momentarily to hit a few high notes, while Janet Jackson spent the evening at the mixing tables singing along to her beau Timberlake’s tunes. Kylie Minogue was there, too, but didn’t make a musical peep.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"