Today’s Fashion Headlines: September 5, 2012

September 5, 2012 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

Joanna Coles goes Cosmo, Karlie Kloss leaves IMG, Natalie Massenet named head of British Fashion Council and Bobbi Brown starts first campaign with Katie Holmes

Joanna Coles Heading to Cosmo

Joanna Coles has been editor in chief of Marie Claire for six years, but her office reveals she may have always been a Cosmo girl at heart. Coles officially starts at Cosmopolitan on Sept. 10. She declined to provide a more specific game plan but did say fashion will be covered in a different way and that she wants the magazine to have front-row representation at New York Fashion Week. Coles also said the brand will explore more TV opportunities.

She succeeds Kate White, the face of the brand for 14 years who has edited the magazine while publishing mystery novels in her spare time. Anne Fulenwider was named Coles’ successor at Marie Claire. A former executive editor at the magazine, she moves back to Hearst after a brief stint as editor in chief of Condé Nast’s Brides, where she unveiled a major overhaul in May that received a mixed reception.

Karlie Kloss Makes a Move

Karlie Kloss has just signed on with IMG Models, deciding not to renew her contract with Next Model Management. Currently ranked number two on’s Top 50 Models list (Joan Smalls holds the top spot), Kloss will now share a manager with Gisele Bündchen. This is the first step in expanding the 20-year-old model’s portfolio beyond the fashion space. “Karlie has an immense and loyal following, and we welcome the opportunity to help expand her relationships through endorsements as well as our global network that reaches beyond fashion,” said Ivan Bart, IMG Models’ senior vice president and managing director.

In her four-year career, Kloss has been featured in ad campaigns for Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Chloé and Dolce & Gabbana, and has appeared — in the past month alone — on the September covers of British Vogue, Russian Vogue, Japanese Vogue and Numéro.

Massenet’s New Role

Natalie Massenet, the founder and executive chairman of the Net-a-porter Group, will succeed Harold Tillman as chairman of the British Fashion Council next year, WWD has learned. The chairman’s role is an honorary one with an initial three-year commitment. A spokeswoman for the British Fashion Council declined to comment on Tuesday. An announcement is expected today.

Tillman took over the post from Sir Stuart Rose in 2008, and during his tenure formed a full-time management team to run the BFC, spearheaded London Fashion Week’s return to Somerset House, encouraged Burberry to move its women’s show from Milan to London, and helped to plan a series of events to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.

As reported in January, he will remain in his position through the end of 2012. The appointment is subject to the approval by the BFC board.

Bobbi Brown’s First Campaign

Industry sources are saying that Katie Holmes has inked a deal to become the first face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Executives at Bobbi Brown declined comment, as did representatives for Holmes. Holmes will present her spring 2013 Holmes & Yang ready-to-wear collection on Sept. 12 during New York Fashion Week.

– Taneisha Jordan

Source & Photo: WWD

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