“Anna rejected it,” he said. “Vogue shoots several covers a month, and Anna rejected the first one. I promise you, I was not instrumental in that.”
Wintour could not be reached for comment, but Paul Wilmot, Conde Nast’s new corporate director of PR, said, “This incident never happened.”
KANNER LEAVES NEW YORK: The changes keep coming at New York magazine. Bernice Kanner, marketing and ad columnist, will leave the magazine when her contract expires in September.
“I am eager to do something else,” said Kanner, who’s been writing the column for New York for 12 1/2 years. Kanner said she’ll do a variety of things, including marketing stories for Bloomberg Business News.
DURKIN MOVES OVER: Pat Durkin has been named vice president of advertising at the Tommy Hilfiger Corp., a new post. She will oversee all advertising for the apparel company and its licensees, both domestic and international, and report to Tommy Hilfiger.
Previously, Durkin served as vice president of advertising and public relations at Pepe Jeans, which has common ownership with Hilfiger. Before that, she was director of advertising media at Banana Republic.
NEW YORKER GETS SCHREIBMAN: Cindy Schreibman, creative services director of Conde Nast Traveler, will join The New Yorker as promotion director, effective June 1. The job will encompass more than the typical promotion director, however. She will oversee merchandising and special [advertising] sections in addition to all general and sales promotions.
MODEL MOMS: Saks Fifth Avenue got into the Mother’s Day spirit with a 60-page catalog featuring apparel worn on famous older models with their families. Some 500,000 copies were sent to customers. Included in the catalog were Dayle Haddon and her daughter Ryan; Lisa Ryall and her daughter Isabelle; mother-to-be Kim Alexis and her mother, Barbara, and not to be left out, Rosie Vela and her dog Sluggy.