NEW M.E. SOUGHT AT HB: Despite earlier denials, Harper’s Bazaar has a search out for a new managing editor. The job was posted Wednesday on mediabistro.com. In August, Bazaar denied reports that its managing editor, Perry Van der Meer, had...
NEW M.E. SOUGHT AT HB: Despite earlier denials, Harper’s Bazaar has a search out for a new managing editor. The job was posted Wednesday on mediabistro.com. In August, Bazaar denied reports that its managing editor, Perry Van der Meer, had resigned. But this week, a Hearst spokeswoman said Van der Meer indeed has left the company and his replacement hasn’t been named yet.
SEVENTEEN AGAIN: The rumor mill continued to churn on Thursday as new candidates for the Seventeen editor in chief job began to surface. One scenario making the rounds had Catherine Romano, a deputy editor at Readers Digest, and former editor under Mark Golin at Details and Maxim, taking the top job. But industry sources continued to argue that Primedia editorial director Elizabeth Crow might look to Atoosa Rubinstein’s Cosmogirl, which made sizeable gains on newsstands in the first half and which has two strong lieutenants under the editor in chief who might be looking for a step up. One is executive editor Sabrina Solin Weill and the other is deputy editor Susan Schulz.
A spokeswoman for Hearst, Cosmogirl’s parent,said that while Hearst couldn’t confirm those rumors, it came "as no surprise that they would want to pluck from our masthead."
A new editor is expected to be named in the next week or so. Crow didn’t respond to a call for comment. The jobhas been vacant since the end of August, when Annemarie Iverson was let go.
— Jacob Bernstein
WINNERS’ CIRCLE: The girls had their night again at Glamour’s 2002 "Women of the Year Awards" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alanis Morissette, Amy Pascal, Lauren Manning, Kate Spade, Oral Lee Brown, Kelly Clark, Sherron Watkins, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and the female castmembers of "Saturday Night Live," were this year’s winners. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton presented the award to Manning, a Cantor Fitzgerald executive who was severely burned during the Sept. 11 attacks, and praised "her determination to get her life back." Receiving a standing ovation, Manning said she always wanted to be a Glamour Woman of the Year. "Next time I hope I won’t go the same extremes to get here," she said.Upon accepting her award, Morissette said, "I feel grateful to express myself through my songs — my anger, my joy, or fear or tumult. Any woman who’s alive deserves an award like this." Clark, an Olympic gold medalist in women’s snowboarding, tripped over a few words while accepting her award, and joked, "Lucky I’m a better snowboarder than public speaker."
Jennifer Lopez presented an award to Pascal, vice chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Commenting that a lot of male execs criticize her movies as "chick flicks," Pascal said, "Nights like this help me say ‘screw ‘em.’"
Meanwhile, Katie Couric, who won a WOW Woman award — she was a Glamour Women of the Year in 1992 — said she’s glad her daughter was in the audience to hear these stories of strength and moxie. "They’re changing the world, just like you will, but no pressure."
Finally, Sigourney Weaver, who, in addition to her numerous movie credits, appeared this year in "The Guys," a drama about the aftermath of Sept. 11 directed by her husband, Jim Simpson, took home the Lifetime Achievement Award. She said she was blown away by all the inspirational stories she heard during the evening. "I should have brought my daughter. She’s 12 and is doing homework. This would have been a better use of her time."
BOOKING SPACE: Every well-dressed girl should be well-read as well. That appears to be the thinking behind Bergdorf Goodman’s new 400-square-foot Assouline Boutique, that opens Monday on the seventh floor. It’s the first time a French publishing house has opened a book boutique within a retail store in the U.S. A freestanding Assouline boutique will open in Milan in December, followed by stores in Paris, London and Berlin.
The opening will be kicked off with a party at Bergdorf’s next Thursday at 6 p.m., where authors Oscar de la Renta, Daniel Boulud, Roxanne Lowit, Pamela Hanson, Marion Maneker and Rena Sindi will sign books.
CARR ON CARR: On the subject of books, Parsons School of Design will throw a party for a new book, "Zack Carr," written by his brother, George Carr (powerHouse Books). A 1973 Parsons graduate and long-time creative director of Calvin Klein Inc., Zack Carr died of cancer in 2000. The book, which hits stores Nov. 15, is art directed by Sam Shahid and includes reproductions of Carr’s private sketchbooks and fashions from the Zack Carr Collection. A book signing and reception will be co-hosted by such industry figures as Calvin Klein, Kelly Klein, Sheryl and Barry Schwartz, Isabella Rossellini and Bruce Weber next Thursday evening at Parsons.—L.L.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty