PEOPLE WHO NEED PEOPLE: While Martha Nelson, managing editor of People, is probably less engaged in her catfight with Bonnie Fuller, editor in chief of Us Weekly, than the media pundits who are writing about it, that doesn't mean she's averse to...
PEOPLE WHO NEED PEOPLE: While Martha Nelson, managing editor of People, is probably less engaged in her catfight with Bonnie Fuller, editor in chief of Us Weekly, than the media pundits who are writing about it, that doesn't mean she's averse to bringing in some fresh blood.Last month, Nelson brought design director Rina Migliaccio on as a freelancer to help put together a special fall style special. But Nelson is said to be pleased with Migliaccio's performance and is in talks with her about possibly coming over permanently, though it does not appear as of yet that Migliaccio is being tapped to replace longtime design director Philip Simone. A People spokeswoman said "she is more than busy with the special issues. No offer has been made. Philip Simone continues in his role as design director."Migliaccio is said by sources to be seriously considering the prospect, but she has also been working for the last four months on Maer Roshan's Radar, which is still in talks with potential backers. And Migliaccio, who wouldn't be caught dead buying a magazine at a checkout counter unless it were sold at Dean & Deluca's, is hardly what you would call the prototypical People magazine reader. Still, the mock up on Roshan's magazine is done, so there isn't a lot for her to do until a deal is sealed, sources say.Elsewhere in People news, Sophfronia Scott, the associate editor who edited the StyleWatch column, is moving over to little sister publication Teen People as senior entertainment editor, where she will take on some of the duties previously held by Jeremy Helligar, who recently left for rival Us Weekly. People also got some fresh blood when, as reported, Albert Kim was brought over as an assistant managing editor from fellow Time Inc. imprint Sports Illustrated, following an unsuccessful attempt by Fuller to bring him to Us.Who knows how they'll squeeze these new hires on the masthead. The mammoth-sized People already has five assistant managing editors, three executive editors, eight senior editors, and sixteen associate editors. None of this is exactly what you would call a mass exodus.REVAMPING TOMMY: Tommy Hilfiger is remodelling its Web site tommy.com, which has over 3.2 million unique visitors, with new features that include a Live Chat, which will debut today at 3 p.m. with Tommy Hilfiger model Jason Shaw. Hilfiger himself is scheduled for an appearance some time this fall. The chats are offered at CLUBTommy, the online members-only fan club that has 440,000 registered users. Other new features include a Stylescope-monthly fashion horoscope and, for all you aspiring models out there, e-shots, which provide photos of attendees at Hilfiger-sponsored events.CODDINGTON PARTY: Call it a "payback party": after having co-hosted the CFDA after-party honoring Harper's Bazaar creative director Stephen Gan, Karl Lagerfeld will be feting the release of CFDA award-winner Grace Coddington's forthcoming book "Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue," published by Lagerfeld's imprint Edition 7L. Co-hosted by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, the affair will take place July 9 during the Paris couture shows at Lagerfeld's 7L bookstore/gallery on the Rue de Lille. Roughly 100 prospective guests have been sent invitations.KNIGHT MUSIC: Linda Evangelista on the accordion? Karen Elson in concert? Photographer Nick Knight draws out the hidden sides of models, fashion designers and fellow photographers in his very own Web site showstudio.com. Knight's aim is to reveal what goes on during the creative process and show his audience what happens when fashion and artsy types break new ground. "It's nothing revolutionary, but what we're trying to do is deal with issues and images that the magazines won't touch," he said. "And we're free to do what we want: There are no advertisers and we're not out to make a profit." Knight originally asked Evangelista to croon for one of the site's "singing covers," but instead she offered to play Pink Floyd on the accordion. Elson, however, obliged and is featured in a video shot by Craig McDean. Site surfers can also download the pattern for an "exclusive, mystery garment" designed by Yohji Yamamoto and watch the designer and fashion illustrator Julie Verhoeven at work in her studio. "I like the idea of live projects because the endings haven't been rehearsed. I enjoy watching all the mistakes that can happen," he said.JAQUI'S SHOT: America is a democracy, after all, so as the Fourth of July approaches, House Beautiful is offering readers a chance to vote on both its September cover and coverlines. Five different cover options are featured on housebeautiful.com, among them Saks Fifth Avenue's senior vice president of fashion merchandising Jaqui Lividini's Connecticut home, which was photographed last month. Lividini happens to be the only individual who's featured on one of the covers. The others show rooms, mantelpieces and place settings.Lividini was photographed in her living room with the coverline, "Goodbye Clutter," and both her house and the coverline have received the majority of votes so far: 216 votes, or 27.2 percent, for the house and 57.4 percent for the coverline, beating out others such as "Step-By-Step Closet Makeovers," and "Dressing Your Room for Fall." So far, 793 votes have been cast--and no Florida recounts are expected.GAP PR: Gap Inc. is beefing up its New York-based fashion public relations staff, naming Sean Krebs as senior manager, public relations for Gap, reporting to Rachel DiCarlo, vice president, fashion public relations. Krebs was public relations director of Tocca for two years and worked as a senior account executive for agencies including Crespi & Mariani and Loving & Weintraub prior to that.TEEN REPRESENTATIVE: If you meet the fitness-mad president, don't expect any lunch. Barbara O'Dair, managing editor of Teen People, was among top editors invited to attend a briefing with President George W. Bush at the White House last Thursday to discuss his new health and fitness initiative. Others included Men's Journal's Sid Evans; Sports Illustrated's Steve Rushin and Fitness' Emily Listfield."He [Bush] is trying to promote better nutrition and regular exercise for everyone, with a special emphasis on older people. I went down there to talk about teenagers," said O'Dair, the only editor representing the teen category. She pointed out that adolescent obesity is on the rise and affects 26 percent of the teenage population. Teens also suffer from eating disorders.Bush told the group he "barely survived" his two daughter's teenage years, but said they enjoyed exercising. He wants to develop ways to make exercise "cool."That said, the editors filed out after their one-hour meeting and hopped back onto the shuttle without the offer of even a carrot stick.HEARST TAPS MILLER:Norman Miller has joined The Hearst Group as group advertising director, a new post. Most recently, he was luxury goods director for Vogue, prior to which he held the same post at W.Miller's successor at Vogue is Diane Mattioli, former luxury products director at GQ.Miller reports to Jeffrey Hamill, senior vice president, advertising sales and marketing, The Hearst Group.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews