“If I see another movie star in a fashion magazine — it’s ridiculous! It’s a nightmare,” said John Fairchild, who launched W magazine in
“That’s what they call the cutting edge,” he continued. “I hate that word. And buzz. It’s a crock. They love buzz! When I hear the word buzz, it Read More
Decline and Fall
In a few short months, W magazine will be moving out of the Fairchild ghetto on Third Avenue and into space on the 19th floor of the Condé Nast building at 1166 Sixth Avenue, Stefano Tonchi told The Observer this afternoon.
“They were probably bank offices before,” Mr. Tonchi said.
That will not work!
Moves, Likely Moves
The beginning of Stefano Tonchi’s tenure at W marks the end of John Fairchild’s column, according to Page Six.
Mr. Fairchild’s column, which was filed under the pen name Countess Louise J. Esterhazy and appeared on the last page of the magazine each month, was a cutting commentary on society types.
“My computer Read More
Anne Christensen, director of women’s fashion for T magazine, will most likely be the magazine’s next editor, according to WWD.
T has been without an editor since Stefano Tonchi left for W more than a month ago, and The Times has yet to make an official announcement about a replacement.
It’s noteworthy Read More
At the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards, held at Pier Sixty on the back end of Chelsea Piers on Monday night, W editor Stefano Tonchi and soon-to-be W editor-at-large Lynn Hirschberg arrived arm-in-arm.
“We are each other’s dates tonight!” said Ms. Hirschberg.
“Do you know Lynn Hirschberg?” Mr. Tonchi asked The Read More
Bill Wackermann, who added Details to his portfolio last October (see John Koblin’s recent piece for more on that topic), has taken control of the business side at W, according to Memo Pad.
Mr. Wackermann will work alongside new W editor Stefano Tonchi and his team of Read More
Stefano Tonchi announced four new hires at W today — Lynn Hirschberg (Editor-at-Large), Jody Quon (Creative Director), Lawrence Karol (Executive Managing Editor), and Armand Limnander (Fashion News/Features Director). Ms. Hirschberg and Ms. Limnander are both leaving the Times and reuniting with Mr. Tonchi after he left T for W earlier this month. Ms. Quon comes from New Read More
Stefano Tonchi, the editor of the Times’ T Magazine, will become the next editor of W.
Si Newhouse decided to go with the conventional pick for a magazine that has been struggling mightily with ad pages.
Mr. Tonchi was part of the winning effort when T Magazine won the Times’ in-house award, The Punch Award, Read More