2010 March 23
DAILY HR! Attention, Cher Sulzberger—Here’s Your Next T Party
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(NEW YORK) Now that Tonchi is officialement in at W, the Times has one vacant EIC slot to fill. So who will put polish on the glossy(ish) quarterly(ish)?
The Daily’s top candidate? Rainmaker Ingrid Sischy. Tonchi’s female equivalent in the realm of inexhaustible ad coveting, she’s ubiquitous and adored by the luxury goods gods. Holidays with Karl in Biarritz? Biennale-hopping with Miuccia? She’s done it all—the photogs are dans la poche, too. Mario! Back-en-Vogue Peter Lindbergh! Bestie Bruce Weber! The list goes on. Plus! She’s so much more about culture and art than le fric, loves—but she knows you can’t have one without the other. A superb writer and editor, she has a backstory on everything in fashion—with a visual sense envied by a worldwide coterie of creative types. They just don’t make them like this anymore. See you front-row at Ferragamo, love!
Other choices on the visual side would be the gloriously ad-driving Gilles Bensimon, who would bring a new energy and tons of Arnault love to the ailing title, or Fabien Baron, who would be able to unleash his creativity without having to worry about that pesky newsstand (or Peter Brant).
On the words side, Elle’s Anne Slowey (should she want to take a pay cut) is another editrix to ponder. She can write (see: her Alexander McQueen essay in the March issue), and she can edit (see: practically all of Elle’s features) and she has a thing for news from her days at Fairchild, where she trained as a market editor. Visuals cred!
On the home front, why not consider Anne Christensen, Tonchi's frequent collaboratrix and T's current fashion editor, who could team up with current exec ed Andy Port to maintain the mag pretty much where it’s at now, creatively. (Ah, but the ads!...) Let’s help Sulzy, shall we? Please send us your suggestions, stat.
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