ACTION, BUT STILL TALK: Despite rumors of a big shakeup at Conde Nast, the company announced Thursday at its publisher's dinner at the Four Seasons that it had named three new vice presidents: Lou Cona, publisher of Vanity Fair, Sandy Golinkin, publisher of Lucky, and Brenda Saget, publisher of House & Garden. In addition, it named Richard Beckman, vp and publisher of Vogue, "Publisher of the Year," even though his numbers were off. The promotions come in the midst of speculation that Ron Galotti, president of the former Talk magazine, is headed back to Conde Nast in a top corporate post. One scenario has him replacing Pete Hunsinger, who some thought might return to Vanity Fair to replace Cona. Could Cona's new title be another "promotion" like that of Deborah Fine and Kathy Leventhal? Theirs came shortly before their exit.
Meanwhile, Galotti said this week, "I'm still contractually here with Miramax. I haven't talked to them [Conde Nast]. At this stage, I'm trying to wind down and find everybody jobs. That's the priority. I'll figure it out."
REVLON'S CHOICE: Revlon has consolidated its entire advertising business with Deutsch Inc., the $1.8 billion marketing and communications company, by awarding the agency its flagship Revlon brand. With the addition of this assignment, Deutsch will now handle all advertising and media planning for all the brands marketed by Revlon Inc., which industry sources peg at $125 million in billings.
Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners most recently handled the Revlon brand account and will assist in the transition. Earlier, Tarlow Advertising handled all the Revlon brands.
In February 2001, Deutsch was awarded the creative development for the Almay Brand and the media buying for all of Revlon, Almay and the portfolio brands.
Jeffrey Nugent, president of Revlon, said Revlon's ad campaigns will continue with the same talent: Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, James King and Caroline Ribiero.
COVER STORY: Vanessa Grigoriadis has written the cover story for next week's New York magazine about the murder of Christa Worthington, the freelance writer who was stabbed to death in Truro, Mass., earlier this month.Grigoriadis said she spent time on Cape Cod to research the story and spoke to, among others, fisherman Tony Jackett, the father of Worthington's child. Did she make any headway in solving the murder? "Everybody's a suspect" was all she would say.
BAZAAR'S MODEL FIX: In recent months, models have lost ground to celebrities when it comes to snagging magazine covers -- but Harper's Bazaar seems intent on remedying that. Having offered up Gisele Bundchen -- twice -- on its February cover, the now fully Glenda-ized Bazaar has selected model Carolyn Murphy for its March cover. Murphy's been a busy cover girl thus far this year -- she's currently gracing the cover of February's Elle.
BEAUTY MANEUVERS: Makeup guru Kevyn Aucoin will write his last column for Allure in February. The makeup artist has been penning a monthly column for Allure since July 1999. Before that, he was a contributing editor from 1991 to 1996. Now that Aucoin has his own beauty line, Allure felt it would be a conflict of interest. Allure doesn't plan to replace him, but instead will rotate different experts.
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