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Posts Tagged ‘Michael Hainey’

GQ Celebrates Jim Nelson’s 10 Years as Editor

Jim Nelson has been the editor-in-chief of GQ for a decade now, and that honor called for a celebration. So on Saturday, during Milan Fashion Week, the magazine threw a party. A few of the fashion heavyweights who made an appearance include Domenico Dolce and Stefano GabbanaAnna ZegnaGiorgio Armani and John Varvatos.

That’s an impressive list. The closest this FishbowlNY editor has come to having a fashion icon at a birthday party is by wearing Calvin Klein boxer briefs.

And now that we’ve made everyone uncomfortable, below are some photos from Nelson’s shindig. There’s a lot more here. Congrats to Nelson.

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GQ Brings Its Signature Style to Saks

GQ party.jpgLast night, we dispatched the male contingent of the FishbowlNY team to what was, without a doubt, the premiere men’s fashion destination of the evening (or even, dare we say, the week): GQ‘s Signature Style event at Saks Fifth Avenue.

The event, packed to the brim with hip and up-and-coming designers for in the men’s fashion world, served multiple purposes: It served to direct some dollars toward the Hendrick-Martin institute, an organization that works with GLBTQ youth; it aimed to promote a few talented, young designers; and — perhaps most importantly for our purposes — it set out to connect the venerable Gentlemen’s Quarterly to a compelling but sometimes elusive demographic.

“We want to connect with young people,” the evening’s host, GQ style editor Adam Rapoport, told us as the evening was getting underway. GQ is not content to be your older brother’s bathroom reader, he explained (though not exactly in those words.)

“It’s a great opportunity to promote these young designers and show that we have on eye on what’s going on in this area of men’s fashion,” he added.

More from the event, including pictures, after the jump.

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Leno on Letterman and How Staying at NBC Is ‘a Gamble’

leno04.14.jpgIn the latest issue of GQ, Jay Leno talks about his decision to stay at NBC, moving to the 10 p.m. time slot and his relationship with David Letterman. Some highlights:

Q [deputy editor Michael Hainey]: There’s a scene in The Late Shift where Jack Welch of GE gives you the edge over Dave [Letterman] for The Tonight Show because of your “loyalty.” You’re being loyal again to NBC.”
A: Yeah, it’s a gamble.
Q: Do you worry loyalty this time could be taking you to a not good place?
A: It’s worked fine up until this point. I’ve never argued about money. Dave makes a lot more than I do. Way more. And I’m number one. But that’s okaaaay. How much pie can you eat?

And then there’s the whole dust up with Letterman:

Q: I heard that you wrote Dave a letter, after he had his open-heart surgery.
A: Mmm-hmm.
Q: What was in the letter?
A: Oh, just how funny I thought he was and how I owed him a lot. How important he was to me and all that.
Q: Did he respond?
A: Uh, no.
Q: Really?
A: But that’s okay. Where’d you hear that?
Q: That’s not okay.
A: Well, it’s not okay, but fine. What do you do, you know? I don’t know if he ever got it.
Q: It’s weirdly heartless.
A. I don’t know if he ever got it. He might not ever have gotten it. A middling might’ve said, “I don’t want to show this to Dave. It’ll upset him,” and thrown it away, so I don’t know. Ever talk to Dave?
Q: Ah, no.
A: Dave’s a great guy.
Q: Your relationship is a movie.
A: Well, it was a bad movie. That stupid Late Shift movie.
Q: Do you think you two will ever come around?
A: I hope so!

If you want our opinion, the best take on Leno’s 10 p.m. can be found on Bill SimmonsMarch 19th podcast with former Rolling Stone executive editor and GQ features editor Jason Gay. Simmons, who wrote for the Jimmy Kimmel Show offers an interesting take on why Leno will be back on late night soon. Just listen.