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Elle‘s Robbie Myers: ‘Project Runway Raised Our Profile’

In part two of her Media Beat sit-down, Elle editrix Robbie Myers explains how television has heightened the magazine’s presence and catapulted it into the mainstream.

From scoring a pop cultural bull’s eye by signing on to the early days of Project Runway (“a gamechanger”) to playing a starring role on the low-rated Stylista, Myers says it’s all good for “the Elle brand.” And, in a industry filled with ready-for-their close-up divas, the telegenic EIC reveals why she’s content to let staffers like creative director Joe Zee, who is launching his own show on The Sundance Channel, and Erin Kaplan, the magazine’s PR honcho and star of The City, shine in the TV spotlight.

“I’m thrilled and delighted that we have so many interesting and smart people,” Myers said. “What I like to say about Elle is there is no house style; it’s an ethos or a spirit. I don’t need to be the only filter.”

Part 1: Robbie Myers Brings Fashion Week to Elle.com

Part 3: Elle‘s Robbie Myers: ‘Good Fashion Reporters are Gold To Me’

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Lunch: Katie Couric & The Fashion Flock

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— DIANE CLEHANE

You’d think all the fabulous fashionistas would have fled Gotham by now (they’ve got to rest up for Fashion Week which is just around the corner). Nothing doing: The style mavens and social swans that populate the front row of those shows you can never get into were out in force today at Michael’s. Katie Couric breezed in looking chicer than ever although she couldn’t tell me whose dress she was wearing. She let me peek at the label — it was Brian Reyes. “My daughter told me about his sample sale,” says Couric. But it’s not all summer fun for the CBS Evening News anchor. She’s off to the conventions soon and promises lots of “cool things.” Says Couric: “We’ve got a lot of great new things planned — podcasts and things on the Web. I think there’s a press release going out today.” Right you are, Katie, and TVNewser has it.

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. Hallmark honcho Henry Schleiff hosting a Court TV reunion with Hallmark staffer and Court TV alums Jennifer Geisser, Yvette Harrison and Rochelle Dire who just landed a new gig at Lime Wire.

2. Michael Hirshorn and two pals.

3. Charles Koppelman and Martha Stewart Living’s new co-president Robin Marino

4. Glamour‘s Cindi Leive (who looked tres chic with her short ‘do and killer Louboutins) and Katie Couric.

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