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CAMPAIGN NEWS: Rumors were circulating Thursday that Steven Meisel has been tapped by Tom Ford to photograph next spring’s Yves Saint Laurent ready-to-wear campaign. A YSL spokesman confirmed the company was in discussions with Meisel, but said they haven’t finalized a deal yet.

STORY LEAVES VOGUE: Richard Story, features director of Vogue, has been named editor in chief of Departures, published by American Express Publishing. He succeeds Gary Walter, who left the magazine. Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour is said to have a replacement in mind and will make the announcement early next week.