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.

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