GIGLI AND BAZAAR? Romeo Gigli is talking to Harper's Bazaar about a possible sponsorship deal to show his spring collection during the New York shows in November.
"He's thinking about it, but doesn't know yet. It could be very nice," said Teresa Greco, Gigli's spokeswoman. She confirmed that Gigli met recently with Harper's Bazaar publisher Carl Portale, and referred any other questions to him. "Discussions are in the very early stages. Nothing is firm yet," said an HB spokeswoman.
LEAR'S CUT LOOSE: Lear's is officially out of business, as had been rumored for weeks. Founder Frances Lear announced at a meeting Thursday morning that she was folding the magazine, and then told staff to clean out their offices by 4 p.m.
A source inside the magazine said that while Lear had said the April issue would be the last, it was not certain that issue will be shipped, although it has been printed.
"I feel it's the best thing I ever worked on, and we put out a smart, stylish magazine," said executive editor Evelyn Renold. "I'm sorry it had to end this way."
DARYL'S NEW ROLE: It's official. Karl Lagerfeld and Elizabeth Arden have signed Daryl Hannah as the face for his new women's fragrance, Sun, Moon and Stars. It's set for a September launch in the U.S. and Europe. Peter Lindbergh has been hired to shoot the ad in Monte Carlo later this month.
NIGHTLINE GOES TO PARIS: ABC's "Nightline" is planning a segment on the Paris collections. Jim Bitterman, ABC News correspondent, based in Paris, shot several shows this week and interviewed designers, store presidents and journalists. An air date hasn't been set yet.
GLAAD HONOREE: Shoe and accessories designer Kenneth Cole will receive the 1994 GLAAD/NY Media Award Sunday for outstanding achievement in advertising when the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/New York holds its annual awards ceremony at The Plaza.
HORYN BITES YSL: Even in a season of nasty reviews, one in Thursday's Washington Post by Cathy Horyn was particularly harsh. "Expecting something great from Yves Saint Laurent these days is a little like waiting for Godot," Horyn wrote. "Let's face it, he's just not coming."She continued: "With the lethargy that comes from an empty heart, Saint Laurent put on his show today in the new space of the Carrousel du Louvre...Now and then, one caught a glimpse of something special...but so what? It didn't add up to a collection."
ACCOUNTING FOR AIR TIME: "Big Six" accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand will plug its retail consulting practice this Sunday with its first TV commercial. It features two clients, L.L. Bean and Saks Fifth Avenue. The 30-second spot makes it debut on CBS's "60 Minutes" and will run on various national TV news shows throughout the month. Created by Hill, Holiday, Connors and Cosmopoulos, the commercial was shot at L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine, and Saks in New York.
THE CONDE NAST ROLLERCOASTER: The changes keep coming at Conde Nast. On Thursday, Lawrence C. Burstein, publisher of Self, was named senior vice president and publisher of The New Yorker, reporting to Thomas A. Florio, president of The New Yorker.
Beth Fuchs Brenner, ad director of Self, will replace Burstein as publisher.
Burstein has been publisher of Self since 1991. Prior to a brief stint as publisher of Elle, he spent nine years at New York magazine, where he sold ad pages with Florio.
Meanwhile, speculation escalated Thursday over who might get the publisher's job at Glamour, now that Jack Kliger has been elevated to senior vice president, corporate ad sales, as reported. Michael Clinton, publisher of GQ, might have the inside track -- Kliger, after all, went from GQ to Glamour -- but Kathy Neisloss Leventhal, publisher of Vanity Fair, and Rebecca Darwin, former publisher of Mirabella, are being tossed around as possibilities.
As for Esquire, no one has been named to succeed Ron Galotti as publication director. Galotti resigned Tuesday from Esquire and on Wednesday was named publisher of Vogue.
AT THE MOVIES: The New Yorker will begin airing TV spots Monday night on the David Letterman show to plug its new movie issue that hits stands Monday. The ads were produced by Andy Berlin.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)