"There comes a time when a girl has got to put on her heels and sally forth!" Robin Givhan told us of her new gig.
As Newsweek prepares to shutter its print magazine for good to become a purely digital publication, several staffers won't make it through the transition. We were surprised to learn that Pulitzer prize-winning fashion journalist Robin Givhan will be among those laid off according to Daily Intel.
Miuccia Prada may be one of the most influential, beloved and respected fashion designers of our time--evidenced by the fact that she's about to be honored with an exhibit at the Costume Institute at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. However, she wasn't always so keen on the idea of working in fashion. In fact, there was a time when she "hated it."
Karl Lagerfeld took aim at Newsweek and Tina Brown yesterday, telling reporters at a press conference in Tokyo that "Tina Brown’s magazine is not doing well at all," and that Brown was "dying.” He went on to say that he felt "sorry" for Tina Brown, "who was such a success at ‘Vanity Fair,’ to go down with a shitty little paper like this. I’m sorry.” All of this in response to a question from a reporter about a (quite thoughtful) article Robin Givhan wrote about Lagerfeld in which she called him "overrated" and "spread too thin." So are Newsweek and Tina Brown actually dying? Not so much. We reached out to Newsweek and they responded with the following statement, packed with stats indicating the magazine's success:
Media is evolving at the breakneck speed of Twitter and traditional print outlets and new media ones are constantly reorganizing and reshuffling mastheads to ensure that their publications continue to rake in advertisers and stay alive. The world of fashion media is no exception. This year there was so much playing of editorial musical chairs, we devised little flow charts to try to keep it all straight. From Carine Roitfeld's shocking departure from Vogue Paris to the fat-hating Marie Claire blogger who pissed just about everyone off, here are the top ten fashion media stories of the year.