RALPH’S NEW FACE: Ralph Lauren has signed up Naomi Campbell who will join Tyson Beckford in the spring Polo Sport ad campaign, shot by Bruce Weber.
INDEX GOING SOLO? Will Vogue’s Index, which was polybagged with 600,000 copies of the November issue, be spun off into a separate title?
“We might. We talk about it,” said Steven T. Florio, chairman and president of Conde Nast Publications. Edited by Katherine Betts, the 100-page Index reported on fast fashion for holiday.
NARS BREAKS OUT: Francois Nars, makeup artist to Madonna, Sharon Stone and Michelle Pfeiffer, has launched and photographed his first ad campaign for his year-old beauty line. The ads, which carry the tagline, “Makeup your mind,” appear in i-D magazine in London, in W and on 500 buses in New York tagged to Barneys New York. Featured models include Kylie Bax, Carmen, Alec Wake and Elanor. Nars also shot Vincent Gallo for the cover of the November issue of Paper, as well as for an inside spread.
NEW BRIDE: Deborah Fine, associate publisher of Glamour, has been named publisher of Bride’s Magazine, succeeding Roger Antin, who resigned.
BROWN PROMOTED: Dawn Brown has been named director of corporate public relations at Isaac Mizrahi. She has been in Mizrahi’s publicity department for seven years, most recently as PR director for collection. She’ll oversee worldwide public relations for collection and the Isaac line.
IN THE COSMOS: Cosmo will launch its first Web site on Nov. 11. It will include a Weekly Bedside Astrologer, Bachelor of the Month and Cosmo Quizzes. The address is http://www.cosmomag.com.
COFFEE WITH US: Us magazine has come out with a coffee-table book that compiles many of its celebrity photo portraits. Called “CrazySexyCool,” the $29.95 tome is being sold through bookstores.
A 12-foot-high replica of the cover will be installed in the window of the Virgin Megastore in Times Square today.
The book features photos of such celebrities as Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Christian Slater, Courtney Cox, Coolio, Jodie Foster and a cover shot of Drew Barrymore, taken by Mark Seliger. Other contributing photographers include Albert Watson, Mary Ellen Mark, Matthew Rolston and Brigitte Lacombe.