G.I. JOHN: Look for John Bartlett in full salute on the cover of the July issue of a redesigned Out magazine. It’s Bartlett’s first national magazine cover. An eight-page feature inside includes photos of Bartlett as cowboy, rebel and sportsman. He tells interviewer Malcolm McLaren: “I don’t want to be known just as a gay designer.”
COMINGS AND GOINGS: Madeline Weeks will rejoin GQ as associate fashion director. She will cover the women’s markets and the men’s Paris and London markets, in addition to contributing to fashion shoots. Weeks was a senior fashion editor at GQ from 1985 to 1994 and left to become fashion director of Mademoiselle. Most recently, she was a freelance fashion stylist.
Weeks will share the title with Bruce Pask.
Elsewhere at Conde Nast, Vanessa Reed has been named associate publisher/marketing of Glamour. She had been associate publisher of People for nearly six years and succeeds Anne Zehren, who was named publisher of Teen People.
At Hachette, Jeanne Schwenk was named ad director of Elle, responsible for all international fashion, retail and accessories accounts. She had been director of fashion and retail at Elle since August 1995. She shares the title with Lynne Dominick, who continues to be responsible for luxury, beauty and mass accounts.
ROBING ROSIE: Rosie O’Donnell will have at least three “looks” when she hosts Broadway’s Tony Awards on TV Sunday night. She’ll arrive in an Anne Klein midnight blue satin tuxedo with a duster coat, designed for her by Isaac Franco and Ken Kaufman. During the opening tribute to the hit musical “Chicago,” she’ll wear a man’s double-breasted 1940s gangster-style wool crepe tuxedo suit designed by Dale Richards. Later, she’ll switch to a long black velvet evening gown with iridescent taffeta and midnight blue Edwardian-style coat, also by Richards. For the post-award festivities, she’ll slip back into the Anne Klein tux.
MAG TV: Lagardere SCA, the parent company of Hachette Productions, has signed an agreement with the new Paxnet TV network to create TV programming based on Hachette Filipacchi stable of women’s magazines. The magazine-style TV program will include elements from such titles as Elle, Woman’s Day, Metropolitan Home, Family Life, Home and Travel Holiday. The Paxnet/Hachette partnership will produce up to one hour of original daytime programming to air when the network is launched on Aug. 31. The first program will be called “Woman’s Day,” and will air weekdays at 2 p.m.