>> INSIDER WIRE —For those still with jobs, there's a lot of shuffling taking place. Ingrid Sischy and Sandy Brant have just been named international editors at Russian Vogue and Vogue Deutsch; Robin Givhan of The Washington Post is relocating to DC from New York to cover Michelle Obama — she'll continue a fashion-focused weekly column; and Teen Vogue senior fashion editor Aya Kanai is moving to LA. [Hint, WWD, Papermag, Aya T. Kanai Twitter]
Posts for March 23rd 2009
>> Friday evening while Marc Jacobs was partying in Brazil, Jessica Stam went out a little closer to home. She and her boyfriend for the better part of the past year, Huey Lewis's son Austin Cregg, attended the New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden in New York. Perhaps the outing was in celebration of her House of Style segment, which aired on Saturday? Although the show received less than stellar reviews — MTV must have known, burying it on Saturday afternoon — clips are up online, with one of Chanel Iman's segments here and another, featuring an Erin Fetherston dinner party, here.
>> THE MODELIZER —A little over a month after their quiet church wedding, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady are having a second ceremony and reception April 3 in Costa Rica, where Gisele has a house. The guest list is said to top out at 50 and will include friends, family, some of Brady's teammates and Gisele's model friends. [People, Radar]
>> Alexander McQueen, famously outspoken, spoke out in an interview for the Spring 2009 issue of Numero Homme (#17), and started by giving his interviewer, Numero editor at large Philip Utz, and fashion journalism as a whole, a dressing-down: "[it's a] thinly-veiled exercise in marketing." Then, he moved on to the British Fashion Council — "[it] doesn't know what the f*ck it's doing" — and another one of his favorite subjects to disparage — Hubert de Givenchy.
McQueen was the designer for Givenchy from 1997 to 2001, and upon his installation, he declared Hubert de Givenchy's work "irrevelant"; it seems the years have not softened his opinion: "Well what do you make of Hubert de Givenchy? He was only ever any good at ripping off [Cristobal] Balenciaga."
>> INSIDER WIRE —This year's Costume Insitute Gala, dedicated to "The Model as Muse," is just over a month away. It's a little too early to know who will be wearing whom — although Chanel Iman hinted she may be accompanying Jason Wu — but as for the exhibit, it will be comprised predominantly of photographs rather than clothing as in years past, and the supermodels of the '80s and '90s — Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Kate Moss — will be the main focus. [FWD]
>> After making a surprise engagement announcement last week, Marc Jacobs hit Sao Paolo over the weekend to promote his first store in the city. He and fiance Lorenzo Martone spent Friday afternoon at a store press conference, and then moved on to a party at nightclub Cantho that evening, where the two wore matching gold rings on their left hands. Along the way, Marc had plenty to reveal — including an explanation for his current kilt obsession: he likes to show off his calves.
Apparently he doesn't mind all the media attention his relationship with Lorenzo receives — "I love to draw the attention" — and it was Lorenzo who proposed. Together, they're thinking of adopting a baby girl, and Marc confirmed that he did buy a house, as reported, in the West Village last week. It has a garden, so that his two bull terriers Daisy and Albert can be transferred from his apartment in Paris next year, when everything is ready.
In the meantime, Marc and Lorenzo headed to the Txai Resort in Itacare this morning for almost a month, and will end their Brazil tour by staying at the Hotel Fasano in Rio de Janeiro for a couple of days.
>> THE MODELIZER — The whirlwind romance between Agyness Deyn and Albert Hammond, Jr., which commenced in June of last year and may have involved an engagement, is no longer. Apparently the pair parted by mutual agreement and remain friends; Aggy was spotted out in New York over the weekend with Phantom Planet's Alex Greenwald. [NYMag, Splash News]