Today’s Fashion Headlines. October 11, 2011

October 11, 2011 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

Conde Nast names a new president of entertainment, John Malkovich stays on the fashion track and Ralph Rucci gets an honor

Conde Nast Gets Another President

Get ready to see more of the Conde Nast stars on the silver screen. The magazine publishing powerhouse is looking towards the entertainment aspect of things. “I think there are a lot of movie and TV stars in this building, to be honest. They haven’t been properly mined,” said Dawn Ostroff, who just became Condé Nast’s first president of entertainment. “There’s talent in the people who are working in the building and in the articles that are being published in these magazines — and the brands themselves. There really is so much opportunity. It’s really this mine that hasn’t been excavated before.”

Though many know the Cnde Nast name, they made no money in doing so. “Which is the big problem,” said Ostroff. “This is all content that Condé Nast should be able to build a library with in some way — even if it’s in partnership with other companies. The amount of things that have already gotten done is incredible to me. You look at what has already been accomplished, and on one level, it’s really impressive. On the other hand, how much more is there to be done here?”

And what sort of projects will she be looking at? “It could mean films, it could mean documentaries, it could mean television shows, it could mean digital series or digital content, it could be digital channels,” she said. “And it could be across all platforms: Cable channels, cable broadcast networks. It ranges across the board.”

Odd Pairings: John Malkovich and Fashion

John Malkovich is bringing more of his fashion vision to life. The actor has opened a temporary store, named OpificioJm, in the city’s Golden Triangle luxury shopping area.

OpificioJm will carry a range of products, from pieces of furniture to ultralight wood frames and a selection of wines and Italian food specialties, as well as men’s apparel and accessories.  The Milan temporary shop, which stays open until Dec. 31, is modeled after the OpificioJm concept store, which Malkovich opened in Prato in June 2010.

Ralph Rucci Grabs a Star

Ralph Rucci will be front and center Oct. 19, when he is honored with a star on the Fashion Walk of Fame. Celebrating his 30th anniversary in business, the Philadelphia-born designer creates collections under the Chado Ralph Rucci label. In 2002, he became the first American designer in more than 60 years to be invited to show in Paris by the French Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.

– Taneisha Jordan

Source & Photo: WWD

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