We just got an interesting text about IMG Models: According to our source, who works very closely with the company, they're selling off their men's division. The move makes sense, we guess, since their women's section boasts Kate, Naomi, Gemma, Freja, and both girls named Lily. With that kind of fashion pack, working overtime is a must. Meanwhile, IMG just bought Art + Commerce, the creative agency with powerhouse stylists, photographers, and makeup artists - another group that requires long hours. And male models are notoriously booked less, paid less, and noticed less, all liabilities when an agency wants to stay ahead. But how can a company walk away from cuties like William Foster, pictured at left? We can't believe it... Update:: Our source texts back, "Believe it! The men's team are taking the men's board and making a new powerhouse."
Rumor: IMG is Selling The Daily, Editor Brandusa Niro Wants to Buy It
Here's something to shock you out of your Friday afternoon slump. We hear that IMG is selling New York Fashion Week newspaper The Daily, according to a source close to the situation. The likely buyer? Editor-in-Chief Brandusa Niro, who founded the publication in 2003. This development follows the news that Valentine Uhovski, Emily Gyben, and Emily Popp--all longtime reporters at the pub--have left. Guillaume Bruneau, who was most recently an art director at Elle, and Eddie Roche, a former producer with Alley Cat Group, have joined as art director and senior editor, respectively. In late October, The Daily struck a deal with AM NewYork--a free morning newspaper that's circulated throughout New York City--to distribute an insert, called The Daily Chic Report. In an email to Fashionista, an IMG spokesperson said: "We decline to comment on rumor and speculation."