New Era for The Journal’s Glossy Starts With Un-Famous Man Who Wears Clothes Well

The December issue of WSJ. Magazine will be the first under the stewardship of Deborah Needleman, former editor of Conde Nast’s Domino, and it will feature a page tally of 102, the highest in its history. As for the cover, WWD reports that WSJ. has bet big on Vincent Cassel, a French film star largely unknown on this continent.

“He’s not someone hugely famous here — yet,” Needleman told WWD‘s Memo Pad. “I feel like he is just about to be. He seems like the perfect Wall Street Journal guy. He’s cool, and he really wears clothes really well.”

Well that is a nice coat, Vincent! But even if Cassel is appearing in December’s much anticipated Black Swan opposite Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, he may not be the face that can get the Needleman era off on the right step.

WSJ. may be in luck, though: Archrival T Magazine, the style glossy at The New York Times, is rumored to be plastering the ancient Mick Jagger on its December issue. We wouldn’t be surprised if Sally Singer, the new editor at T, can’t get no satisfaction from her debut issue, either.

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