In Brief: Adios En Espanol … Bush Asks For TPA … No Gaps
ADIOS EN ESPANOL: Condé Nast International said Wednesday that it would cease publication of Spanish-language editions of two of its U.S. magazines while increasing distribution of their Mexico-based counterparts. Vogue en...
ADIOS EN ESPANOL: Condé Nast International said Wednesday that it would cease publication of Spanish-language editions of two of its U.S. magazines while increasing distribution of their Mexico-based counterparts. Vogue en Español and Glamour en Español, which are headquartered in Miami, will be shut down as part of the restructuring. The company will retain a small office in Miami, but the bulk of its resources will be transferred to the Mexico City office. Meanwhile, distribution of the Mexican editions of Vogue, Glamour and Architectural Digest will be expanded throughout North America. Condé Nast International is a unit of Advance Publications Inc., parent of WWD.
BUSH ASKS FOR TPA: The Bush administration on Wednesday formally requested an extension of the President’s Trade Promotion Authority through July 1, 2007. The administration’s request will extend the current deadline of July 1 for two years, unless either the House or the Senate disapproves it in the next three months. The administration maintains TPA is crucial to free-trade negotiations with foreign countries, since having it means Congress cannot amend trade pacts, only vote to approve or disapprove them.
NO GAPS: Gap Inc. said Anne Gust will step down as executive vice president, chief administrative officer and chief compliance officer of the San Francisco-based retailer effective May 13. Lauri Shanahan will be the new chief compliance officer, in addition to her duties as Gap’s executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Gust’s administrative responsibilities will be divided among senior officials, including Byron Pollitt, executive vice president and chief financial officer, who will oversee real estate. Gust leaves Gap with a “strong compliance team and standards in place,” said the company. Gust’s departure coincides with the announcement last week that she will wed her longtime companion, Jerry Brown, the mayor of Oakland. Brown, a former governor, is preparing to run for state attorney general.
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
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye