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Posts Tagged ‘Punch Hutton’

Mark Rozzo Joins Vanity Fair

Mark Rozzo is leaving Town & Country to join Vanity Fair as a deputy editor. The New York Post reports that Rozzo isn’t technically filling the void left by Wayne Lawson  who recently retired — but with a space to fill, Graydon Carter considered Rozzo a smart addition.  Lawson had been with Vanity Fair since 1983.

Before coming to T&C as an executive editor in 2011, Rozzo had been a Condé Nast man for many years. From 2005 to 2008, he served as a deputy editor of the now folded Men’s Vogue. Prior to that, Rozzo worked at The New Yorker.

With the addition of Rozzo, Vanity Fair now has four deputy editors — Rozzo, Aimee Bell, Dana Brown and Punch Hutton.

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If You Work for Graydon Carter He Will Buy You Lunch

Apparently Graydon Carter treats his assistants quite well. The New York Post reports that he recently took several former attendants out to lunch for the holidays, and he often advances them within Vanity Fair. Past assistants that Carter has promoted include Punch Hutton and Aimee Bell, both Deputy Editors, David Foxley, an Assistant Editor and Dana Brown, Senior Articles Editor.

Unfortunately we don’t have many details about the luncheon, but we do know that John BrodieJon KellyMatt TrainorPatricia LansingClaire Howorth and Carter’s current right-hand man, Tony Rotunno, were in attendance.

Where did they eat? We’re thinking Guy & Gallard or maybe even Subway. Word on the street is Carter has been unable to resist the siren song of the $5 footlong ever since the deal began.

Lunch: Harold Ford, Jr., Ken Starr, and a Slew of Fashionable Folks

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— DIANE CLEHANE

There was definitely something in the air (besides all that pesky pollen) at Michael’s today. The dining room was so jam packed with every conceivable type of boldfaced name I could barely keep track of all the wheeling and dealing that was going on around me. While the fashionistas and socialites traded air kisses and picked at the salads, the media mavens were spinning like there was no tomorrow. The power lunch is back, folks, so break away from your desk and go make something happen.

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. Jack Myers, presiding over a table of movers and shakers: Huffington Post’s Greg Coleman, Eric Hippeau and Phil Cara; Colgate’s Jack Haber, Pattie Glod of Limited Brands; and E*Trade’s Nick Utton.

2. Peter Brown and Dan Scheffey, who joins Fairchild Fashion Group on May 10 as the new director of communications for the trade and business sector of Conde Nast. Dan tells me he’ll be working on all the titles including WWD and WWD.com. He reports to president Gina Sanders. Congrats!

3. ‘Mayor’ Joe Armstrong with Vanity Fair’s Wayne Lawson and Punch Hutton and a chic blonde gal we didn’t get to me. Joe, fresh off another trip to his home state of Texas was all jazzed up to tell the group about the The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas. (He’s on the board.) Joe reports that the center has acquired an impressive array of archives of literary legends including Norman Mailer, Tennessee Williams, Evelyn Waugh, and even Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Joe also reports that none other than Robert De Niro has given the center his script archive and actually footed the bill for two 18-wheelers to deliver the costumes he’s worn in his films. So, the next time you’re in Austin, you might want to check it out.

4. Sean Cassidy — no, not the eighties pop icon — this fellow works for Dan Klores.

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Vanity Fair Ga-Ga Over Madonna’s African Relief Work

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Madonna’s making a documentary about Africa and orphaned children, according to Punch Hutton in the July Vanity Fair.

Currently, she is working with film director Nathan Rissman on a documentary which aims not only to heighten awareness and effect change in Africa

Rissman, who’s got a carpenter crew credit on the 2004 Re-Invention World Tour, is conveniently married to Shavawn Gordon, nanny/stylist/co-parent.

Madonna is married to a film director, as well. Wasn’t she directing a short, too? So busy.

Hutton knows about documentary film making from her work with Graydon Carter on The Kid Stays in The Picture, for which he cashed a check.

Not everyone is as enchanted as Hutton with Madonna’s good works in Africa.