CLINTON’S NEW ROLE: Michael Clinton has been promoted to executive vice president, chief marketing officer and publishing director at Hearst Magazines. He had been senior vice president, chief marketing officer.
His responsibilities will include overseeing the publishing efforts of the majority of Hearst titles, as well as continuing to oversee corporate marketing, sales, brand development, custom publishing and books. He continues to report to Cathleen Black, president of Hearst Magazines.
Anne Fuchs, senior vice president and group publishing director, will now report to Clinton. She continues to oversee magazines in the Hearst Women’s Group, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Redbook, Town & Country and Victoria. Previously, Fuchs reported to Black.
Patricia Haegele, senior vice president and publisher of Good Housekeeping and Donna Lagani, senior vice president and publishing director, The Cosmopolitan Group — the company’s two flagship titles — continue to report to Black.
As for the new reporting structure, everything’s rosy, according to Clinton and Fuchs. Clinton said, “Anne [Fuchs] is a superb executive. She’s done a great job running this group. We go back to the days when she was publisher of Vogue and I was publisher of GQ. We worked on a lot of initiatives together.”
Fuchs told WWD, “He’s a great partner and it’s sealing that partnership. My responsibilities have not changed whatsoever. It’s something I welcome.”
MAREK ON LINE: Marie-Chistianne Marek is getting plugged in. Known for her weekly fashion program here, Paris Modes, the TV journalist will launch an Internet fashion and lifestyle site on Jan. 24. It will be called TheMode.TV and will be found online at themode.tv. Marek, who will continue her television program, said the site will feature weekly style and lifestyle content culled from the world’s major fashion capitals. “There will be a lot of fashion, but there will also be design, party coverage and architecture,” Marek said. She will also feature video coverage of fashion shows, music selected by Paris fashion deejay Frederic Sanchez, as well as daily breaking news from the worlds of design and fashion. The site is owned and operated by Marek’s Paris-based production company, MCM Paris. As for advertising, Marek said she will offer advertorial videos for roughly $15,000 as well as “sponsorship” programs for daily or weekly sections of the site.
A FEW DETAILS: Rebekah Hirsch has been named fashion director at Details. She succeeds Markus Ebner, who left the magazine. Most recently, Hirsch was market director of Details. In addition, Joe Zee, fashion director of W and WWD, has become a contributing fashion editor to Details, while maintaining his W and WWD duties.
KAHN GETS NEW YORKER POST: David Kahn has been named publisher of The New Yorker. He had been associate publisher since May 1999.
He succeeds David Carey, who will join G + J USA as president and chief executive officer of its newly formed Business Information Group, which consists of Inc. and Fast Company.
Prior to joining The New Yorker, Kahn was publisher of Saveur.
GUESS WHO: Who is the face of Dior Homme? The fashion world will find out Jan. 26 when the French house runs the second installment of a teaser campaign that ran in last Sunday’s New York Times and Tuesday editions of the Paris-based dailies International Herald Tribune, Le Figaro and Liberation. The striking black-and-white image, shot by Richard Avedon, depicts a shirtless young man with his face turned away from the camera. According to the Dior.com web site, the model’s name is Eric Van Norstrand. Dior Homme designer Hedi Slimane shows his debut collection on Jan. 28 during the Paris men’s shows.
FASHION FLASHBACK: For those looking to brush up on fashion history, WE: Women’s Entertainment — called Romance Classics until its name change late last year — has produced a four-part series that will air this April on the cable channel AMC. The series will be hosted by Cindy Crawford and will look at the history of the industry. It’s part of AMC’s month-long fashion tribute which will also include classic films and a feature documentary about Anna Wintour, called “Boss Woman.”