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FACE TIME: A 10-page fashion shoot starring Anna Wintour? All is not what it first appears in the August issue of Paris Vogue, just hitting newsstands in France. A well feature on Wintour’s style, titled “Icon” and shot by Mario Testino, features model Snejana Onopka in sunglasses, bobbed hair and a range of fur-drenched looks. Eye-popping too are six self-portraits elsewhere in the issue by artist Cindy Sherman modeling looks from Balenciaga’s globe-trotting fall-winter collection, resembling a gamine one minute, a glamour goddess the next. It’s her first such collaboration in more than a decade. Nicholas Ghesquiere was to host a dinner for Sherman Thursday night at the Carlyle in New York to fete the pictures. Also expected were Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Aerin Lauder and Carine Roitfeld, among others. The August issue also features a 12-page black-and-white fashion shoot by former Dior Homme designer Hedi Slimane. — Miles Socha
TWO FOR TUMI: Photographer Michael Thompson recently shot Shalom Harlow but it wasn’t for a magazine feature. The duo, under the direction of David Lipman, came together for the new Tumi ad campaign. The brand is repositioning itself as a bigger, more fashionable player in the luxury marketplace, with the addition of materials like Napa leather and higher price points. “I wanted the advertising to express a mood of luxury and style,” said David Chu, executive creative director. Prices for luggage now go up to $2,900 and women’s handbags range from $395 to $795. The campaign will roll out in the September issues of Portfolio, Town & Country, Vogue, Departures, W, Vanity Fair and GQ. — Amy Wicks
AGENT MAGGIE: Agent Provocateur has tapped Maggie Gyllenhaal for its upcoming online campaign. A spokeswoman declined to elaborate on why the company selected Gyllenhaal — although her flesh-baring appearances in the high-brow S&M movie “Secretary” and her turn in “SherryBaby” probably didn’t hurt. Photographed by Alice Hawkins, the campaign will make its debut on Sept. 1. Gyllenhaal will appear in the first “episode” of the campaign; three more episodes will follow with different stars, “in due course,” said the spokeswoman. — A.W.
This story first appeared in the July 20, 2007 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
CORRECTION: An item in Thursday’s Memo Pad about Eric Nicholson‘s departure from Marie Claire as senior fashion editor incorrectly attributed certain information to a spokeswoman for the magazine. A publishing industry source had indicated to WWD that Nicholson had been asked to leave the magazine. Due to an editing error, that information was mistakenly attributed in the story to the spokeswoman. The spokeswoman confirmed only the fact that Nicholson left the magazine, not why or how he left.