LOTS O' LEE: Heaven knows what Jackie O must be thinking, but suddenly Lee Radziwill is everywhere. Last month, Hello, the fawning British off-shoot of Hola, published a seven-page photo feature on Radziwill at home in East Hampton, including lots of...
LOTS O' LEE: Heaven knows what Jackie O must be thinking, but suddenly Lee Radziwill is everywhere. Last month, Hello, the fawning British off-shoot of Hola, published a seven-page photo feature on Radziwill at home in East Hampton, including lots of windswept scenes of the ex-Princess walking on the beach with her dogs. The magazine has been known to pay big money for access to celebrities, but whether Radziwill was paid for her story could not be determined. This week, People magazine published photos from the wedding two weeks ago of Radziwill's son Tony to Carole Anne DiFalco, and a Harper's Bazaar photographer and editor attended the wedding in apparent preparation of a major feature story. It's got to be major because, according to sources, Radziwill herself negotiated the amount of space, and turned down Vogue when it offered two measly pages. Radziwill, incidentally, is also said to be looking for a job as an editor now that her career with Giorgio Armani is over.
NO PAYNE, NO GAIN: New York Times fashion czarina Claudia Payne has a journalistic style all her own. At the Martin Margiela presentation Wednesday night, the feisty reporter, shadowed by reporter Dan Shaw, elbowed her way to the designer's side, notebook in hand. When a fellow journalist noted that the designer tends to recoil at the sight of a reporter, Payne siffed and said, " He'll talk to us. We're the New York Times." Later, Payne announced that she'd gotten her story, adding, "You just have to be bitchy."
TREANTON OUT AT ELLE: Melka Treanton, a consulting Paris editor, has lost her job.
"I've been sacked, and I don't give a damn. I'm really not into what Elle is doing now," said Treanton. "I don't know what I'm going to do next, but I'm not concerned. I prefer this to what they are doing in Elle." The magazine said she lost her job "due to restructuring of styling assignments."
BACK TO THE DAYS OF T&A: It's a men's magazine known for highbrow interviews, famous writers and lightly clad centerfolds. Nope -- not Playboy. Esquire magazine is recreating its famous Varga girl -- the buxom and sexy icon of the Fifties -- starting with the November issue. While real models will pose for the shots, "wispily clad," the photos will be "enhanced" by photographer Timothy White to look like illustrations.A misleading item about the new feature in Ad Age had editor Ed Kosner deluged with phone calls asking about the "nude centerfolds."
"That Ad Age report was an unfortunate mistake that's been haunting me ever since," he said.
TV'S TRUNK SHOW: More and more, young designers are making the trek to West Chester, Pa., to investigate "Trunk Show," a one-hour program on QVC's Q2 channel. The fall lineup includes Jeannette Kastenberg, Michael Kors, Bettina Riedel and V2 by Versace. The designers appear on the show, which is aired Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m., to discuss their design inspiration. Pieces from the current line are sold during the show.
HAMILTON GETS MIRABELLA POST: Confirming a report in WWD last week, Mirabella has named Polly Hamilton creative fashion director. She succeeds Jade Hobson Charnin, who became fashion director of New York magazine. The British-born Hamilton had been a freelance editor for French Vogue, Italian Vogue and the New York Times Magazine.
“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
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye