SEPTEMBER FACE-OFF: With September right around the corner, fashion and lifestyle magazines are getting ready to unveil their biggest issues of the year. And the covergirls for September are Sarah Jessica Parker on Elle; Drew Barrymore on...
SEPTEMBER FACE-OFF: With September right around the corner, fashion and lifestyle magazines are getting ready to unveil their biggest issues of the year. And the covergirls for September are Sarah Jessica Parker on Elle;Drew Barrymore on Harper’s Bazaar; Jennifer Connelly on Vanity Fair, and Reese Witherspoon on W. WWD learned Vogue’s covergirl is Kate Hudson, although a spokesman said it’s not definite yet.
NYLON GETS MILKED: The troubles at Nylon began last month with the arrest of Sam Waksal, a big investor in Nylon, who is facing charges for insider trading. Then several of the magazine’s contributors told gossip columnists that they were not paid for their work. After that, the magazine’s PR company, Four Corners Communications, filed a civil lawsuit against Nylon for uncollected funds. Now, Milk Studios is alleging that Nylon owes them more than $16,000 for shoots done in 2001 and is threatening a lawsuit of its own. "The newest invoice is almost a year old and it’s at a point where we just feel like we’re being lied to," said studio director and partner Mazdack Rassi.
Rassi said he often gave the magazine free space and equipment, asking editor Marvin Jarrett and his publisher/wife Jaclynn Jarrett only to pay for overtime, catering and extra equipment. "We did them a favor and they completely screwed us," Rassi said. "They constantly say ‘we’ll take care of it,’ and they never do. Then I read the article in the New York Post and that opened it up for us. We’re a big studio, we have money, but there is a lot of young talent — writers and photographers — that have no voice and no money. We had to come forward."
Rassi said that his studio regularly works with independent magazines with limited budgets — among them Surface, Another and Dazed and Confused. "Nylon is the only magazine that has truly burned us," he said.
Jaclynn Jarrett acknowledged that a rift had developed with Milk, but said that Nylon has"been back and forth on it [with Rassi], trying to get to an amount that’s agreeable to everyone."
NAOMI’S BRIEF SHOOT: The U.K.-based innerwear company Splendour is mulling legal action against Naomi Campbell, after she walked out on the shoot for their ad campaign. "She seemed quite upset and distracted by something," Splendour’s chief executive officer Mark Pilkington told WWD. "She wouldn’t let our designer touch her, which meant the designer couldn’t rearrange the garments on her body." Pilkington said the last straw came when Campbell refused to model a thong from the collection. "We’d sent her a sample of the underwear, so she’d know what to expect, and a thong is pretty standard in an underwear shoot," he said, adding that the company has withheld Campbell’s $75,000 fee. A Campbell spokeswoman in London declined to comment.
TIME’S HIT LIST: Time is coming out with its second, stand-alone fashion supplement, and the focus will be on the 25 most influential people in the industry. Sources say the list will include Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, Morgan Stanley’s Claire Kent, headhunter Floriane de Saint Pierre and Zara chief executive Amancio Ortega Gaona. The glossy supplement, which will be published on Sept. 30 — in time for the Milan ready-to-wear shows — will carry advertising by companies including Chanel, Gucci, Burberry, Dior and Cartier. It will be edited by Lauren Goldstein, fashion editor of the European edition of Time.
ROAD TO SAKS: Saks Fifth Avenue is helping Dreamworks Pictures launch its new film, "Road to Perdition," with windows at the New York flagship and at the Beverly Hills branch that will display costumes and props from the film, alongside men’s merchandise that the store sells. The windows will go in on Tuesday, while the film, a period piece about family conflicts and mobsters in Chicago in the Thirties, opens nationwide next Friday. The movie stars Tom Hanks, Jude Law and Paul Newman and was directed by Sam Mendes, who also directed "American Beauty."
SFA’s windows will be tagged in a New York Times ad on Monday and radio ads this weekend in the tri-state area and in Los Angeles, plugging a Saks.com contest for a $1,000 shopping spree. Also, Saks is hosting a private screening on July 11.
MAXIM UNIVERSITY: No, it’s not Maxim editors running around with video cameras filming topless co-eds in a Girls Gone Wild-type homage. Maxim editor in chief Keith Blanchard and Dennis Publishing U.S. president Stephen Colvin will be lecturing at the venerable Columbia School of Journalism on Monday, July 15. The title of Blanchard’s lecture will be (Art Cooper, please don’t read any further!) "Maxim Saves Journalism," while Colvin’s lecture is entitled "Give The People What They Want."
"The business is in real trouble, and producers of magazines are focusing on the reader again instead of on advertisers," said Blanchard. "Maxim’s honest approach to content is seen as irreverent, in stark contrast to those who follow meekly the business concerns that pay their salaries. That’s what I’ll be talking about at Columbia.""
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)