DOPPELT GOES TO THE MOVIES: Gabe Doppelt has resigned her position as editor at large at Talk magazine to work on the film “Zoolander,” which is being made into a full-length feature film by Paramount Pictures. Scott Rudin is producing the movie, with shooting to begin in New York in September.
“Zoolander” is a parody of the life of one Derek Zoolander, who’s a shallow, self-obsessed male model. He’s lost his position as the number one model and is being brainwashed into assassinating the president of Malaysia. It will star and be directed by Ben Stiller. The character of Zoolander was created to be shown at the 1996 and 1997 VH1 Fashion Awards.
SUMMER INTERNS: And on the subject of movies, several fashion types make cameo appearances in “Intern,” which will have a brief theatrical run in New York at the Screening Room, beginning Aug. 11. After that, it’s straight to VHS and DVD. Walk-ons include Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Cynthia Rowley, Frederic Fekkai, Simon Doonan, Elizabeth Stewart, John Bartlett, Diane Von Furstenberg and Andre Leon Talley.
THE VH1/VOGUE NOMINEES: Get out your scorecards. The nominees have been chosen for the 2000 “VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards,” which will be presented live on VH1 on Friday, Oct. 20, from the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The nominees and winners are determined by a style council, composed of fashion editors, journalists, curators, stylists, designers, photographers and models.
Celebrity Style, Female: Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Chloe Sevigny and Charlize Theron.
Celebrity Style, Male: George Clooney, Russell Crowe, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law and Joaquin Phoenix. Most Fashionable Artist, Female: Toni Braxton, Macy Gray, Faith Hill, Janet Jackson and Jennifer Lopez.
Most Fashionable Artist, Male: Beck, Enrique Iglesias, Jon Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin and Sting.
Most Stylish Band: Destiny’s Child, No Doubt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sugar Ray and TLC.
Avant-Garde Designer: Miguel Adrover, Hussein Chalayan, Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga, Viktor & Rolf, and Junya Watanabe.
Model of the Year: Gisele Bundchen, Carmen Kass, Angela Lindvall, Frankie Rayder and Maggie Rizer.
The nominees for the categories “Designer of the Year,” “Most Stylish Video” and “Visionary Video” are being selected online by visitors to vogue.com and vh1.com Web sites. Visitors will then cast their online vote for the winners.
STRINGER JOINS LANG: Kim Stringer has been named vice president of worldwide public relations and advertising at Helmut Lang, a new post. Most recently, Stringer was fashion director at Vogue Nippon. Earlier, she was the executive fashion and beauty director at Frank magazine. Stringer, who reports to Lang, will be based in New York.
BEAUTIFUL GOWN: Elizabeth Hurley may not be getting married anytime soon, but she has a new wedding gown. In print and TV ads for Estee Lauder’s “Beautiful” perfume, Hurley will now wear a dress by Lebanese-born bridal designer Reem Acra. Breaking in August fashion and beauty magazines, the strapless look with a tulle bottom ends Vera Wang’s reign as gown designer for the campaign. The ad was shot by Patrick Demarchelier.
MEDIA SHIFT AT DAILY NEWS: Paul Colford, who covered media and then high tech for Newsday, will take over Celia McGee’s media beat at the Daily News, effective Aug. 14. He will also cover advertising. McGee, who covered the media for two years, has moved over to features.