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Paris Couture Week is nothing without parties, and the one model Natalia Vodianova threw at Valentino Garavani‘s Paris home, the Chateau de Wideville. Vodianova and Valentino turned his house into a Russian winter wonderland for her White Fairy Tale Love Ball, which raised money for her organization that helps disadavantaged children, the Naked Heart Foundation. And with two notable exceptions, mostly everyone turned up in dazzling white couture dresses.
In what might be the most drama-free magazine staff change in recent weeks, W‘s creative fashion director Alexandra White stepped down yesterday, to be replaced this morning by Vogue‘s longtime contributing stylist Edward Enninful. Enninful will take the title fashion and style director. And White (and her former boss Stefano Tonchi) couldn’t be happier.
Are wedding bells and diaper bags in the future for W magazine editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi? There are reports that not only will he marry his longtime boyfriend David Maupin in a private ceremony this week, but also that the couple is expecting twins through a surrogate this year.
We always wondered how magazines within the same publishing houses avoided putting the same celeb on the same cover in the same month. And we found out this morning that at Conde Nast, it’s Graydon Carter‘s way or the highway.
Last month a college student ducked into a museum in Copenhagen to get out of the rain and found an 1830s portrait that looked a lot like John Krasinski. We think the guy in it looks a whole lot more like Stefano Tonchi. Don’t you?
W may have lost its creative director, but Stefano Tonchi is making sure the magazine keeps a high profile. In addition to all the nakedness, the mag is now making the leap to television — specifically, to Gossip Girl.
While initially preoccupied with couples and kissing, Stefano Tonchi seems to have developed a thing for the nude. Last month a very naked Kim Kardashian appeared on W‘s cover, while a just as naked but much more pregnant Miranda Kerr makes an appearance in December’s issue.
Stefano Tonchi‘s recently revamped W magazine has just dropped its third issue, and already one newly hired staffer is departing. Jody Quon, who was only hired as W’s creative director in April, has resigned under some very interesting circumstances.
Stefano Tonchi hasn’t held the reins of power at W Magazine for that long, but already you can already see a lot of his sensibility and style in the magazine. Normally we’d say that’s a good thing, but we’re starting to get a little bored with his covers.
After a week of sitting with Stefano Tonchi‘s new W (I live in Brooklyn, magazines come late) I can say with assurance I am impressed. Tonchi, who was hired away from T, the New York Times style magazine last March, has concocted what on first pass feels like a combination of the the New Yorker meets Vanity Fair meets French Vogue. What a relief.
This week’s fashion news was full of good haircuts (like Julian Assange‘s), bad accounting (like American Apparel‘s) and even worse outfits from the past (like, well, just keep reading). If you’ve missed any fashion news this week, read on.
Stefano Tonchi, who took over W magazine in April, has slowly but surely been making a series of changes to the struggling book. And while some of them have been small, none of them have been subtle. In a Q&A with WWD, Tonchi explains the biggest changes — all of which are on full display in the September issue.
It seems as though W Magazine‘s editor in chief Stefano Tonchi might be having a little Vogue envy. When last year’s The September Issue hit theaters, audiences got an inside look at the making of the fashion bible that is Vogue’s biggest, and most important issue of the year. And according to The Cut, Stefano wants to share W‘s story as well.
Today, Vogue Nippon’s Anna Dello Russo confirmed to WWD that she’s planning to debut her own fragrance. While Teen Vogue and Elle editors like Lisa Love and Roberta Myers have already made themselves near-household names by opening their office doors to some rolling cameras, we think they could be a little more proactive. To save them from the brainstorming process, we thought of a few editorial partnerships that are guaranteed to fly off the store shelves.
Photographer Terry Richardson is one of fashion’s most provocative players and it’s no wonder why the constant controversies surrounding him make the 44-year-old no stranger to our newsfeed. This time, he returns to W magazine after his rumored 14-year ban from the publication with a surprisingly tasteful 17-shot editorial for the July 2010 issue — which just so happens to be the premiere issue for new editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi.
Reported first by Derek Blasburg’s twitter — and soon after by BryanBoy, who’s always quick to spread a good fashion newsbit — and then finally confirmed by the New York Times: Sally Singer has left her position as Fashion News Director at Vogue to pick up where Tonchi left off at T.
There’s nothing I associate more with W magazine than my grandma. And though, at face value, this may seem like it says something about W, I’ve always thought it said more about her innate sense of style, zest for life, and all around Zsa-Zsa Gabor brand of fabulousness. Which is why I was so sad to read that with the reign of Stefano Tonchi firmly underfoot, Countess Louise J. Esterhazy’s back of book column was getting the axe.
Ever since Conde Nast pulled W magazine out of the Fairchild fold and back into the arms of 4 Times Square, the mastheads of fashion magazines have been playing a game of musical chairs. Through all of it, though, T has remained relatively quiet with regards to who would be replacing Tonchi at the top of their masthead. But now the new word on the street is that T’s fashion director Anne Christensen is first in line for the top spot.
You know what they say, one person’s financial misfortune and editorial shake-up is another’s advertising opportunity. And when we spied an early taste of W‘s IMG model-heavy June issue, we couldn’t help but think some behind the scenes maneuvering hath given birth to a peach backdrop and a very deliberate casting job.
Watching a magazine be renovated before our eyes is a fascinating process, and Stefano Tonchi’s quick work at W magazine is no exception. Last week, WWD speculated that Tonchi’s next hires would be Vogue’s Sally Singer and New York Magazine‘s Jody Quon – and so far, they’re one for one.