TRUMP TOASTS GEN ART: Instead of Vogue or the CFDA, “The Apprentice” turned to Gen Art to provide some fresh faces for its fashion-oriented assignment, which airs tonight at 9 on NBC. Mary Gehlhar, fashion director of Gen Art, rounded up a handful of emerging designers to pitch in.

Better-known ones will also get some face time during the segment’s fashion show. Cynthia Rowley, Nicole Miller, Shoshanna Gruss, Joseph Abboud and rapper-turned-jewelry-designer Lil’ Kim appear in the fashion scene along with buyers from Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Bloomingdale’s. Other faces in the crowd include André Leon Talley, Atoosa Rubinstein, Kate White, Carol Alt and Diane Neal.

Donald Trump will throw a viewing party for the current and former casts tonight at Pressure. Stay tuned to see who gets thrown out.

STRATEGY: It’s a little backward, perhaps, but having rolled out its giant new service section, “The Strategist,” in this week’s issue, New York magazine has now hired someone to edit it: Janet Ozzard, who has spent the past three years as executive editor of (a unit of Advance Publications Inc., parent of WWD). Ozzard also spent nine years at WWD as a reporter and editor. She starts at New York in two weeks, replacing recently departed features editor Amy Goldwasser (although Ozzard’s title will be Strategist editor). Meanwhile, senior editor Matt Weingarden left the magazine at the end of last week to pursue other interests, as they say.

POST SCRIPT: Banana Republic’s New York premiere of “P.S.” on Tuesday night managed to draw its cast members — Laura Linney, Topher Grace, Lois Smith and Paul Rudd — to the Peter White Studios, despite the conflicting Yankees/Red Sox game. While the actors gamely promoted the film, Rudd frequently broke out to check the score, wearing a Yankees hat throughout the evening. He made another fashion statement with his T-shirt, which read “Bush is Over.”

This story first appeared in the October 14, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.