MCEVOY MAKES MOVE: Marian McEvoy has been named editor in chief of House Beautiful, published by Hearst. She had served in a similar post at Elle Decor since 1991. McEvoy, who begins at House Beautiful July 24, succeeds Louis Oliver Gropp. Gropp announced his retirement in May after nine years in the post.
Prior to becoming editor in chief of Elle Decor, McEvoy was co-editor of Elle from 1988 to 1991. Before Elle, she worked in WWD’s Paris office as European fashion editor.
A Hachette spokeswoman said a search is underway for McEvoy’s successor.
RETURNING TO PRINT: Jean Godfrey-June, the first high-profile beauty editor to defect to the Internet, has returned to the print world.
Godfrey-June, who was vice president of editorial and editor in chief of Beautyscene.com, has been named beauty director of Lucky, the shopping magazine recently launched by Conde Nast.
Earlier this year, due to financial difficulties, Beautyscene.com shut down temporarily; it was later sold to a group of New York investors.
Although Godfrey-June described her year online as “a rollercoaster,” she said her decision has more to do with her affinity for the print world than concern over Beautyscene’s future.
“Things here are going well,” she said, “but I love magazines. I’ve worked with Kim France [Lucky’s editor in chief] before and I’m thrilled at the idea of working with her again.”
MORE FIREWORKS FROM MACY’S: Macy’s Herald Square will mount video billboards on Seventh Ave. and 34th Street in early August that feature images highlighting women’s and men’s fashion, accessories, children’s wear, home furnishings and housewares. Each of the two screens is approximately 16 feet high and 23 feet wide, and about 20 feet from street level. They will project graphic images, animation, streaming video and television feeds. Designed by Lawrence Ko of Colab, based in Portland, Ore., the video billboards are being manufactured by MultiMedia, based in Rancho Cordova, Calif.
DESIGN STAR: Hussein Chalayan, one of the brightest lights on the London scene and the designer of the Tse New York collection, is the only fashion designer featured in the first installment of Time 100 Innovators. The six-page section is part of a new 18-month long series in Time magazine that examines 100 of tomorrow’s leaders in varying fields such as design, sports, religion and politics.
The first group features six rising young stars in the design field. In addition to Chalayan, the innovators profiled are architects Greg Lynn and Shigeru Ban, landscape architect Julie Bargmann, industrial designer Ben Beck and the graphic design team of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Freres-Jones. The issue hits newsstands Monday.
CHANGING HEADS: Nicholas Coleridge, managing director of Conde Nast U.K., has been named chairman of the British Fashion Council, effective immediately. He succeeds John Hoerner, chairman of retailer Arcadia PLC, who has been the BFC chairman since 1997. The council, which organizes London Fashion Week, also named Anne Tyrrell, managing director of Anne Tyrrell Design, as deputy chairman.
WAY TO LANE BRYANT: Frank Way has been named creative director, marketing, for Lane Bryant. He will help to build the Venezia and Cacique brands as part of the overall Lane Bryant experience.
Way succeeds Rina Malonzo, who left the firm. He reports to Chris Hansen, executive vice president of marketing. Earlier, Way was creative director for several children’s TV shows produced by Victory Entertainment and HBO.