Last night, a stylish group of entertainment and media personalities gathered at Cipriani Wall Street for The Fashion Group International’s 31st Annual Night of Stars event, honoring the creative contributions of about a dozen fashion designers and executives. This year’s theme was “The Protagonists: Those who play the leading roles in their own lives,” which could certainly describe the life of the late Oscar de la Renta. Among the evening’s highlights was a touching tribute to de la Renta by Superstar Award winner Diane von Furstenberg. Upon receiving her award, the designer recalled a tradition she had with her good friend:
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Stephen Mooallem has been named executive editor of Harper’s Bazaar. Mooallem comes to the magazine from Interview, where he served as editor in chief since 2009.
“Stephen comes to us with great experience and a unique point-of-view that will continue to support the Bazaar mission to be timely but timeless,” said Harper’s Bazaar’s editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey, in a statement. “I am deeply grateful to Kim for her invaluable contributions and commitment to Bazaar. We will miss her considerable talent and wish her all the best in her next endeavor.”
Mooallem is succeeding Kimberly Cutter, who is leaving Harper’s Bazaar in January to write her second novel. Mooallem takes over January 2.
Elissa Santisi is joining Harper’s Bazaar as a contributing senior fashion editor. Santisi comes to the magazine from Vogue, where she had been since 1998.
This is actually a return to Harper’s Bazaar for Santisi, as she served as the title’s senior fashion editor from 1993 to 1998, when she left to become Vogue’s style director.
“Elissa’s creativity will enhance our mission to inform and inspire, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to the Harper’s Bazaar team,” said Glenda Bailey, Harper’s Bazaar’s editor-in-chief.
Santisi starts at Harper’s Bazaar tomorrow.
Harper’s Bazaar has announced the appointment of two executive editors: Kimberly Cutter and Laura Brown. Cutter comes to the magazine from Brides, where she most recently served as executive features director. This appointment — beginning January 2, 2013 — marks a return to Harper’s Bazaar for Cutter, as she served as features director for the magazine in 2007.
Brown has been with Harper’s Bazzar since 2005. She most recently served as features/special projects director. Her new title is executive editor/special projects.
“I am thrilled to welcome Kimberly back to the Harper’s Bazaar team and to announce Laura’s promotion,” said Glenda Bailey, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, in a statement. ”Kimberly’s experience will enhance our mission to provide readers with everything they need to live a fashionable life.”
The new Harper’s Bazaar, the magazine’s first redesign in 10 years, has been unveiled. Along with way too much Gwyneth Paltrow leg. Yes, that’s Paltrow on the cover, photographed by Terry Richardson.
Glenda Bailey, the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, thought the actress was the perfect choice for the cover, despite the fact that the world has been overdosing on Paltrow since early 2010. ”It’s a very daring thing to do, where you don’t immediately see her face,” Bailey told WWD.
Daring? Daring would be putting Pee Wee Herman on the cover with that much skin showing. However, we do like all the white space. Inside WWD reports that Harper’s Bazaar has more changes, but retains its identity:
Today WWD asks “Is a fashion editor’s head on the table in the Hearst Tower?” While we don’t know why that would be true, rumors can be fun (as long as they’re not about us losing our job), so let’s take a look at which editor the writer’s at WWD think is going to get fired.
Immediately ruled out is Joanna Coles, who apparently just signed a new deal to stay Editor-in-Chief at Marie Claire for awhile. There’s some guessing that it might be Cosmo’s Kate White, but the final target appears to be Harper’s Bazaar’s Glenda Bailey. Apparently things haven’t been going so well at the magazine:
Harper’s Bazaar finished the first half of 2011 down 5.4 percent in ad pages and circulation numbers so far this year are behind those of 2010. The book missed its rate base for January, February and March, according to data from the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
There’s no evidence that Bailey is going to be fired, and a few sources even tell WWD that there isn’t anything to the rumor, but good gossip isn’t always correct gossip. It just gets people talking.
WWD has a piece on the trio of female Editor-in-Chiefs at Hearst today, and it comes off as pretty condescending. The idea behind the article is fine – how well Elle’s Robbie Myers, Harper’s Bazaar’s Glenda Bailey and Marie Claire’s Joanna Coles will work together – but the execution is all wrong.
The headline “The Three Graces of Hearst” is the first mistake. The Three Graces, in Greek Mythology, are goddesses of charm, beauty and creativity. Right away the article is undermining the three editors by comparing them to something that has nothing to do with their intelligence or talents.
Then the phrase “playing nice” is used twice, as if Myers, Bailey and Coles are little girls who need to learn to share. But the worst part of the article is actually in a chart, which discusses their clothes and hairstyles. Once again, that has absolutely nothing to do with their ability to run three of the most popular magazines in the world.
If it seems like we’re being picky, just think about it: Would an article about three men EICs discuss their hair? Would a piece about powerful men even bring up something as frivolous as attractiveness? We don’t think so.
There’s plenty to talk about with Myers, Bailey and Coles, but somehow WWD manages to cover all the wrong things.
Yesterday, min magazine presented its 2010 Editorial and Design Awards to winners across 37 different categories.
- Sports Illustrated – Best Online Single Article, Photo Journalism, Profile or Q&A
- Travel + Leisure – Photography Spread, Slideshows
- Esquire - Opinion/Commentary, Feature Article
- Real Simple – Magazine Design/Single Issue , Single Magazine Issue
- Fader - Single Magazine Issue
- Contracts - Single Issue
- Entertainment Weekly – Print/Online Coverage of a Single Topic
- Parents - Editorial Series or Special Section.
The ceremony also marked the induction of several great minds in the realms of editorial and design into min‘s E&D Hall of Fame: Glenda Bailey, Tina Brown, Graydon Carter, John Gallant, George Lois, Nancy Novogrod, Paige Rense Noland and Boyce Thompson.
— DIANE CLEHANE
It was good to be back at my regular perch at Michael’s today after a nasty bug kept me home last week. I returned to a scene buzzing with a head-spinning mix of fashion designers, famous faces, and the requisite media moguls. Don’t these people ever take a day off? I’m guessing not.
Today I was joined by W. Randall Jones (‘Randy’ to his friends), who I got to know right here in the dining room. Randy is, without fail, always the best dressed man in the room. (He credits Martin Greenfield, the Brooklyn-based tailor to Bill Clinton and Colin Powell, for his sartorial success.) When Randy arrived looking as dashing as ever in his three-piece navy pinstriped suit, we got right down to dishing.
This is a man who knows just about everyone, which is no surprise considering he’s had a stellar 30-year career in media. He launched Worth magazine in 1992 and was the youngest publisher in magazine history when he nabbed the top spot at Esquire at the ripe old age of 29. The self-described “serial entrepreneur” also launched The American Benefactor, the first magazine about philanthropy from the donor’s perspective and released his first book, The Greatest Stock Picks of All Time, to plenty of attention in 2004.
The tastiest dish is off the record, but I can tell you his latest tome, The Richest Man in Town, has been a big success. It vaulted to the number one spot on Amazon right after Randy appeared on Wall Street Week with Maria Bartiromo. These days, he’s working on a top secret television project. We can’t wait to hear more.
Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:
1. The ‘Imber Gang’: Dr. Gerald Imber, Jerry Della Femina, Jeff Greenfield, Andy Bergman, and Michael Kramer. A photographer from The New York Times was on hand to capture everything for an upcoming piece on the good doctor for the Style section. We’ll be looking for it.
2. Peter Brown
4. Ralph Lauren (who kept his sunglasses on throughout lunch) and Buffy Birrittella, the designer’s longtime executive vice president of women’s design and advertising. We spotted them celebrating Buffy’s birthday with champagne and nibbling on some chocolate confection while chatting with the steady stream of well wishers, like Harper’s Bazaar editor Glenda Bailey.
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