THE FASHIONABLE NEW YORKER: The New Yorker is planning its first all-fashion issue in November, according to sources.
STILL KICKING: While no date's been set for a launch, hopeful editors continue to toil away at Lauren, Ralph Lauren's on-again, off-again magazine at Hearst.
PRADA'S NEW PRESENCE: Leslie Johnsen has resigned as senior fashion editor at Mirabella to become public relations manager of the new U.S. office of Prada, effective June 13. Johnsen had been with Mirabella 14 months, and prior to that, she was designer collections buyer for Barneys New York.
DAUGHTER DUO: Evyan Metzner is joining Mademoiselle as a senior fashion editor, a new post. She had been a fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar. She's the daughter of photographer Sheila Metzner. Ana Luisa Paraud, daughter of Carolina Herrera and Mademoiselle's Italian market editor, will add sittings to her responsibilities. Both Metzner and Paraud report to Tierney Gifford Horne, fashion director of Mademoiselle.
FUR FLURRY: Furrier Gus Goodman has launched an ad campaign spoofing Christy Turlington and other supermodels' ads for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In November, PETA unveiled a billboard of a nude Turlington with the tag line: "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur."
Goodman, president of Gus Goodman Furs, hired graphic artist John McKuen to design his new ad (inset), which features a nude man reclining on an oversized fur blanket with the tag line: "I'd Rather Be Naked on a Fur!"
The first fur ad appeared in the summer issue of MetroSource, a New York gay quarterly. Other ads will be published in eight national magazines this fall, he said.
Known primarily as a designer and manufacturer of fur-lined raincoats, Goodman said the ad is "just a spoof on the anti-fur activists."
"We're just trying to sell some blankets," he said. "We're not looking to hear from PETA or to cause any problems."
In another development, Dan Matthews, director of international campaigns for PETA, said his organization just received one of its biggest donations: Patti Davis gave the group 50 percent of her fee from her pictorial in the July Playboy.NOT ONE: Vanity Fair's 40 new pages of advertising in the fourth quarter are not from Calvin Klein's new fragrance launch, CK One, as speculated here last week. Rather, they're from several advertisers, said Kathy Leventhal, publisher of Vanity Fair, who declined to be more specific.
KENZO DOES CHRISTO: "Wrap" artist Christo did it in the mid-Eighties with plastic. Now Kenzo has decided to cover Pont Neuf, too -- but he'll conceal the famed Paris bridge with flowers and plants. "It's an homage to Paris, flowers and the summer -- three things that I love," Kenzo has been telling friends. He's planning to use an array of 30,000 begonias, 2,000 ivy plants and 40,000 hedera to create a blaze of white, pink, vivid red and flaming orange.
Paris mayor and presidential hopeful Jacques Chirac is scheduled to open the horticultural viaduct over the Seine on June 21, and the display will last just 24 hours.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
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