SEPHORA’S NEW HIRE: Andrea Pomerantz Lustig, former beauty and fitness director of Cosmopolitan, where she worked 10 years, has been named vice president and editor in chief of Sephora.com. Lustig will launch an online interactive beauty magazine on the site, that will feature beauty trends, information and advice. Sephora, the hot French perfumery chain, will launch its web site on Oct. 14. Lustig, who continues to be based in New York, has also been named a contributing beauty editor at Self.
TRIPLE PLAY: For its November Millennium issue, Vogue invited 14 supermodels to pose for its triple gatefold cover. All agreed to pose, except Cindy Crawford, who said she wouldn’t sit unless she was chosen to appear as part of the front cover.
“Vogue wouldn’t make that guarantee, and so Cindy chose not to participate,” said a spokesman for the magazine. Crawford couldn’t be reached for comment.
Annie Leibovitz shot the cover in her studio in New York, and word has it there was lots of maneuvering to the right to squeeze into that first third.
Among those who participated were Lauren Hutton, Iman, Naomi Campbell, Patti Hanson, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Carolyn Murphy, Claudia Schiffer and Stephanie Seymour.
BG PROMOTES LEWINSKI: Bergdorf Goodman has promoted Barbra Lewinski to vice president of public relations. She was the store’s publicity director. Before joining Bergdorf’s five years ago, Lewinski was an account executive at Lou Hammond & Associates and held various publicity positions at Macy’s.
INSIDE FASHION: Elle Decor’s 332-page October issue is the biggest in the Hachette Filipacchi title’s nine-year history. The fashion-heavy issue, themed “Modern Glamour,” showcases Matt Nye’s apartment and Fern Mallis’s Hamptons retreat and has features on illustrator Kenneth Paul Block and milliner Marina Killery.
MOVES AT HEARST: Debra Shriver, former senior vice president of marketing communications for Hearst Magazines, has been promoted to vice president and chief communications officer for Hearst Corp., the parent firm. She will coordinate all communications, PR, events and advertising activities for the corporation.
Shriver will report to Frank A. Bennack Jr., president and chief executive officer of Hearst, and will also continue to work with Cathleen P. Black, president of Hearst Magazines, in overseeing business communications and marketing efforts for the company’s magazine group. Gloria Ricks, head of the corporate communications department, will work part-time on several Hearst projects.
Paul J. Luthringer, former executive director of marketing communications for Hearst Magazines, who handled consumer and trade press, has also been promoted to executive director, corporate communications and continues to report to Shriver. Luthringer’s successor hasn’t been named yet.