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.
@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 (📷: Dominique Maître)
@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)