DONNA ROLLS CAMERA: Donna Karan has snagged another Hollywood couple for her fall Collection campaign: Milla Jovovich and Gary Oldman. It was shot in Paris last week by Mikael Jansson. “Donna was looking for characters more than models,” said Trey Laird, Karan’s executive vice president of corporate imaging and creative services. “We shot them together and separate, but it’s a whole story, We shot it as if it were a movie. There’s a story line.” Aside from costarring in life, Jovovich and Oldman appeared together in the 1997 sci-fi hit “The Fifth Element.”
GUCCI’S LONDON CHIC: Lisa Schiek, director of public relations and special events for Gucci in the U.S. for the past 10 years, will soon wing her way to London to take on a bigger role at Gucci Group NV, market sources said. Schiek declined to comment.
GROUP EFFORT: Madame Figaro is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month, and in the birthday issue — out this weekend — a host of designers and other celebrities animate the pages. Yves Saint Laurent did the cover, a collage of his annual Love posters since 1980. Karl Lagerfeld shot a fashion spread using six 20-year-old couples as models. Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano and Issey Miyake also put together fashion editorial, working with Figaro stylists and photographers Karina Taira, Nathaniel Goldberg and Jonathan de Villiers. Alain Ducasse and Pierre Herme share some recipes, while decorators Agnes Comar and Yves Taralon developed special-edition items for readers.
BARR TO BAZAAR: Jennifer Pierce Barr, former managing editor of Elle, has been named deputy editor of Harper’s Bazaar, effective June 5. She succeeds Mary Duenwald, who was promoted to executive editor of the magazine. Barr will work on features, theme issues and entertainment-related stories.
In other Bazaar news, photographer David Sims has signed an exclusive contract with the U.S. edition of the magazine. He will photograph fashion, beauty and special features portfolios.
ALLURE TAPS THOMPSON: And speaking of contracts, Michael Thompson, who shoots for such magazines as Vogue, Vanity Fair, W and GQ, has signed a contract with Allure magazine. Thompson has shot four of Allure’s six covers this year.
Suzanne Grimes, the new publisher of Allure (who hails from Women’s Sports & Fitness) has just named Lee Slattery, associate publisher of Women’s Sports & Fitness, to a similar role at Allure, and Susan Bornstein, former executive director of marketing and creative services at WS&F, for a similar post at Allure.
FASHION AND POLITICS: Diane Von Furstenberg is getting political. The dress designer has been tapped to appear on ABC’s talk show “Politically Incorrect” on May 26. While the other guests are not yet confirmed, they are believed to be Kid Rock, Michael Moore and Kevin McCarthy.