BARRYING THE HATCHET: Principles are all well and good, but a girl’s got to have priorities, too. For Drew Barrymore, that means appearing on the cover of Vogue — an honor she reportedly passed up four years ago rather than appear to endorse the wearing of fur.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz is scheduled to shoot the 29-year-old actress later this month for an upcoming issue of Vogue (which is a unit of Advance Publications Inc., parent of WWD). A Vogue spokesman declined to say which issue it would be, but it’s likely to be May, as Barrymore’s next film, “Fever Pitch,” is slated for an April release.
The last time Barrymore posed for Vogue was in late 2000. Herb Ritts shot her along with her “Charlie’s Angels” costars Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, but editor in chief Anna Wintour was unsatisfied with the photos. According to reports, Barrymore, who was a vegan at the time, balked at doing a reshoot after being asked to wear clothing by designers who used fur and leather in their lines. Representatives for Barrymore and Vogue both now say those reports were inaccurate, and that it was merely the difficulty of coordinating all three actresses’ schedules that nixed the reshoot.
Barrymore’s representative acknowledged, however, that his client subsequently sent several letters to Wintour to smooth things over. “Basically, ‘I love Vogue and hope that we can work together someday’ has been the gist,” he said. For the record, while Barrymore still wears no fur, she’ll now wear items by designers who use it.
Also for the record, the rep denied tabloid reports that Barrymore has split with her boyfriend, Fabrizio Moretti of the Strokes. “We have no idea where that came from, but it’s completely false,” he said.
GLAMOUR PUSH: Apparently putting out a monthly magazine while six months pregnant isn’t enough work for Cindi Leive. The Glamour editor in chief is going to be everywhere during fashion week. She taped two interviews for Fox TV Monday (at the Carolina Herrera and Jill Stuart shows) and appeared live on CNN Tuesday morning. She’s also keeping a diary of her activities for the New York Post, which will run on Thursday.
Leive’s overachieving is part of her plan to encourage people to think of Glamour (which is part of Advance Publications Inc., parent of WWD) as a place to go for fashion as well as sex tips. “Five or 10 years ago, average Glamour readers had no interest in what they perceived as capital-F fashion,” said Leive. “They would’ve thought Manolo was a kind of pasta. Now, any young woman who’s trend-oriented is completely aware of who the designers are. So we just responded to that.” That response has included adding Patrick Demarchelier to Glamour’s roster of photographers and tapping Michael Kors to write a bimonthly column. The process continues in the March issue, which will carry 45 fashion editorial pages, more than the magazine has ever run. Glamour is also introducing designer profiles; the first, on Narciso Rodriguez, will appear in the May issue, followed by one on John Galliano in July.