Memo Pad: Twitter Pics… Trip Gabriel’s New Job… Anna’s Honor…

Twitter was the place to see and be seen during New York Fashion Week.

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Twitter Pics: Aside from perhaps the 18th Floor at The Standard and Paul Sevigny’s new restaurant-club Kenmare, Twitter was the place to see and be seen during New York Fashion Week.

Indeed, the fashion set took to the microblogging Web site in greater numbers than ever before. But always the trend seekers, the new twist this season was that many of them also posted blurry cell phone pictures, the best of which we’ve chosen here along with a sampling of their tweets.

This story first appeared in the February 23, 2010 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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What’s next — live streaming personal videos?
— Nick Axelrod and Amy Wicks

New York Fashion Week Tweets:

Cathy Horyn of The New York Times: Sophie Theallet’s clothes make me think of well-fed, happy guests after a delicious dinner. They’re human, personal, sexy, a little messy.

Cindi Leive of Glamour: The snow has won: doing shows in flat boots. Possibly my first fashion wk ever at my “real height” not my Louboutin-assisted “work height”!

New York Magazine’s Cut blog: Lim: Model stumbles, but catches herself! The human spirit triumphs!

Bonnie Fuller:
So who’s big hits so far of Fash Week? Not size 0 models! No — it’s curvy Kim Kardashian + normal-size Jersey Shore girl JWoww!

Agyness Deyn: 1st show of fashion week! Took a tumble! Got up! Fell again. Should have stayed down the 1st time. Twice! WTF! Ouch my knees!


A RETURN TRIP: After a 12-year run as editor of The New York Times’ Thursday and Sunday Style sections, Trip Gabriel is leaving his post to go back to the world of reporting. According to an internal memo from executive editor Bill Keller, Gabriel will be working on a series of education-related projects with assistant managing editor Glenn Kramon. “We unleash Trip into reporting with the understanding that this is not a departure from editing, but a detour,” Keller said. Gabriel will be succeeded by Stuart Emmrich, who has headed up the Travel section since 2004 and who will now handle the editing duties for Times Style writers Cathy Horyn, Eric Wilson, Guy Trebay and others. A successor for Emmrich as editor of the Travel section is being sought.

The memo regarding Gabriel comes just a few days after another seasoned Times editor, Suzanne Daley, made a similar move. As of March 22, Daley, who has served as national editor, will take on a reporting role as a correspondent covering Europe. Assistant managing editor Richard Berke has been tapped to succeed Daley.

Meanwhile, Keller may have been doing some homework during New York Fashion Week before shifting Gabriel — he was spotted in the front row with Wilson at the Michael Kors show. — A.W.

RDA’S EXIT: Reader’s Digest Association has officially emerged from Chapter 11 and this means big money for chief executive officer Mary Berner and a handful of other senior employees. Since the company completed its financial restructuring before Thursday, top managers will share $3.1 million — although that’s down from the $3.7 million that would have been earned if the publisher had emerged from Chapter 11 by Feb. 1. The delay stemmed from issues regarding RDA’s British subsidiary.

— A.W.

ANNA’S HONOR: Anna Wintour has been elected to the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame and will be honored at the National Magazine Awards on April 22. — A.W.

CELIA TO MAX: Celia Nichols has joined Max Mara as senior director of public relations and communications for the U.S. market. Nichols will oversee the Italian fashion house’s marketing, advertising, event and p.r. efforts here. Before, Nichols was director of p.r. at Versace in the U.S., but left the company when it closed its U.S. press office last month. Prior to Versace, she had worked in p.r. at Yves Saint Laurent, Donna Karan and Chanel. — Marc Karimzadeh


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