>> Just a week after Stefano Tonchi was confirmed as the new editor-in-chief of W, comes the announcement that, as expected, longtime creative director Dennis Freedman is leaving the magazine.
Freedman, who has been at W for almost twenty years, confirmed the news to WWD: “I have had the most extraordinary experience working with some of the most talented and brilliant photographers, artists and editors in the world, and these collaborations have brought me unbelievable joy and satisfaction. For me, this has been one of the greatest opportunities I could ever hope for.”
In a commission by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, PierPaolo Ferrari photographed Linda Evangelista for W magazine's annual art issues. Styled by Camilla Nickerson, Evangelista wears sweat-stained Rena Lange while backed into a corner, plays with chickens in Valentino Haute Couture, crawls through a cardboard wall on all fours in Carolina Herrera, and has a religious moment in Chanel.
In an interview with W's editors' blog, Evangelista said of the aforementioned chicken sitting, "We were working around the chickens, not me. The chickens go to sleep at dusk—so they said, 'If you don't hurry up, we're going to lose them!' There are moments in your life when you say, How did I get here? And it happened to me in that moment."
View more images from November W in the gallery below.
Source: PierPaolo Ferrari/W
>> Alexander McQueen Opens World to Twitterverse —The latest — and perhaps most unexpected — designer to join Twitter: Alexander McQueen. Yesterday, while preparing for his Spring 2010 show, McQueen tweeted: "STRESSED! Microwave head meltdown! sparks flying out of my brain!" And today, his PR chimed in, adding: "Camilla Nickerson is here from New York, 2nd fittings begin....heads are down in the studio." [Racked, McQueenWorld Twitter, McQueenWorld Twitter]
>> Linda Evangelista Recreates Religious Procession in New York, Supposedly for W —Yesterday, Linda Evangelista was captured in the midst of a religious-themed photoshoot in SoHo thought to be for W magazine. She stood on a stage, arms out and palms up, as a flock of men dressed in black feigned appearing to carry her. [Daily Mail, Socialite Life]
UPDATE: The shoot was styled by Camilla Nickerson and is for the W's November 2009 Art issue. [Ellen Christine Millinery]
>> All 21 designers nominated for the 2009 CFDA Awards have been photographed by Craig McDean for the CFDA Journal, but the nine who are Swarovski emerging designer nominees will also be featured in individual short films, along with an editor or stylist of their choice, to be shown at the June 15 ceremony.
The shorts, directed by Michael Palmieri and still photographed by Jennifer Livingston, feature designers Thakoon Panichgul, Jason Wu (who partnered with T fashion director Anne Christensen, left), Alexander Wang, Justin Giunta (who picked Harper's Bazaar accessories director Ana Maria Pimentel), Alejandro Ingelmo, Albertus Swanepoel, Patrick Ervell (who shot with V fashion editor Jay Massacret), Tim Hamilton and Robert Geller. The films also feature editors Anne Slowey, Brian Coats, Brian Molloy, Kate Lanphear, Camilla Nickerson and Melanie Ward.
>> INSIDER WIRE — No word on who graces the cover, but here's a preview of the Spring 2009 issue of Self Service, due out March 5. Inside? Dree Hemingway, who seems to suddenly be appearing everywhere, Mario Sorrenti, Camilla Nickerson, Malgosia Bela, Raquel Zimmermann, Lara Stone, Stella McCartney, Jeff Koons, Katie Grand, and Diane Von Furstenberg — who must be making the indie magazine rounds, between this and her Purple cover. [Petronio Associates]
>> ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL —Award for the most amazing campaign shot so far this Fall 2008 season: Suvi Koponen for Calvin Klein. The first image released isn't nearly as striking, but the campaign was styled by Camilla Nickerson and Karl Templer and promises to be "graphic," so here's hoping for more stunners. [Supreme Being]
Last night, Style.com hosted the book launch party for its new book Stylist, The Interpreters of Fashion at Skylight in New York. A few of the 16 stylists highlighted in the book made appearances, including W fashion editor Camilla Nickerson, Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, Elle creative director Joe Zee, and Allure creative director Paul Cavaco. Vogue editor Anna Wintour and a gaggle of designers were also there to mingle and show their support, including the L.A.M.B. designer herself, Miss Gwen Stefani, decked out in a fringed checkerboard top and tailored shorts.
P.S. Happy birthday Zac!!!
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