LANGEVIN TO FRENCH VOGUE: Rumors were circulating in Paris that Brigitte Langevin is to become fashion editor of French Vogue under the new editorship of Joan Juliet Buck, and no one’s denying it.
“No comment,” said Buck, who takes over from Colombe Pringle at the end of May.
“I don’t get to Paris until May 17 and my job doesn’t even start until June 1. Let’s see when I get to there,” said Buck, contacted in London.
Langevin, currently fashion and beauty editor of French Glamour, was equally reticent: “It’s just a rumor. Nothing has been done for the moment.” And Gerard Asaria, president of Conde Nast SA, said: “I hear something new every day. No decision has been made. There are lots of rumors going around.”
Speculation has also mounted about the future of Jenny Capitan, who became French Vogue’s fashion editor last year. Sources close to Conde Nast suggest that she may well stay with French Vogue and share a similar title to Langevin. Capitan could not be reached for comment.
COOL HAND LUKE: Luke Perry, star of “Beverly Hills 90210,” has renewed his contract with Faded Glory through mid-year 1995. Perry will star with Susan Miner in Faded Glory’s national and international ads that appear in point-of-sale and on outdoor ads.
GAY ALLIANCE: Tommy Hilfiger and Matsuda have taken out their first ads in a gay publication. The June issue of Out will carry a spread from Hilfiger and a single page Matsuda eyewear ad.
In other news, Hilfiger taped a segment of NBC’s “Frasier” that aired Thursday night. Hilfiger played “Robert,” one of the psychiatrist’s call-in clients. He was in good company. Other call-ins came from Mary Tyler Moore, Patty Hearst and Steve Young.
MUPPET CAPER: Jim Henson’s Muppets are spoofing some of the most talked-about print campaigns in a new poster collection, licensed to Western Graphics. The ongoing collection kicks off with Miss Piggy, hamming it up in a sizzling lingerie layout for “Pigtoria’s Secret” with the logo, “Living the Fantasy of Moi.” In addition, Kermit the Frog (left) does a take on Marky Mark in his briefs in a poster for “Kermit Clein.”
ALTERATIONS AT MLLE: Dana Cowin, who was managing editor of Mademoiselle, is leaving the magazine to become executive editor at Food & Wine, a new post. Cowin said the new post offers her “more creativity.”
Faye Haun, who had been an associate editor, will move up to Cowin’s managing editor post. Amanda Lovell, who had been a senior editor at Mirabella, will take Haun’s former post. Susan Oberstein, a freelance writer, will become Mademoiselle’s senior features editor.