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Hadestown Leads the Pack With 8 Wins at the 2019 Tony Awards
Last night, the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing presented the 73rd annual Tony Awards, honoring Broadway’s best at Radio City Music Hall. The event was hosted by James Corden and featured musical performances from all the nominated musicals. Hadestown won an impressive eight Tonys, including the big prize of the night, Best Musical. The other big winner of the night was The Ferryman, which took home four awards, including Best Play. Click here for all the winners and if you haven’t been to the theater recently, buy your tickets now, because the performances honored last night are not to be missed. Congrats to all the winners and nominees. You are treasures, all.
Hearst Names New Editor-In-Chief and Creative Director of Esquire
Michael Sebastian has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Esquire, succeeding Jay Fielden, who abruptly stepped down last month. Sebastian, who was previously the magazine’s digital director, will now oversee its print and digital content, strategy, and operations. “Michael is a great storyteller and a champion of features and reporting,” said Kate Lewis, Hearst Magazine’s Chief Content Officer. “He is also a wise editorial strategist, listening to the audience and acting responsively. He has raised the bar on the website, around style and culture particularly, and has accelerated the growth on the politics beat.”
At the same time, Nick Sullivan was promoted from fashion director to creative director, a new role at Esquire.
PVH Corp. Announces New CEO of Calvin Klein Inc. (WWD)
Cheryl Abel-Hodges is the new CEO of Calvin Klein Inc., succeeding Steve Shiffman. Abel-Hodges has been with PVH for 13 years, and was most recently group president of Calvin Klein North America and The Underwear Group. “I have great confidence that Cheryl is the right person to lead the Calvin Klein brand. Her strong management abilities, together with her consistent track record for operation excellence, will provide strong direction for the Calvin Klein team,” said Emanuel Chirico, chairman and CEO of PVH. “I believe this leadership change, coupled with our incredible management teams around the world, will allow us to capture the brand’s long-term growth potential.”
Chanel Is Too Big to be Bought (Business of Fashion)
Chanel is said to be worth a staggering $113 billion — well above the $50 billion valuation that analysts had previously pegged, and likely out of reach for even LVMH to purchase. For comparison, when LVMH bought Dior, it only paid $13 billion. Some think that it would be wise for Chanel to file for IPO. The reason theories are swirling about the future of the brand is because its current owners, Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, are getting older.
Moschino Gets Spooky at Universal Studios
Halloween came early at Moschino. On Friday night, Jeremy Scott presented his Resort 2020 womenswear collection and Spring 2020 menswear collection on the backlot of Universal Studios. Drawing from the movie studio’s stable of classic horror characters — mummies! Dracula! Frankenstein’s monster! — the show was a campy delight.
Guests like Kate Beckinsale, Paris Jackson, Rowan Blanchard, Storm Reid, Anthony Kiedis, and Aquaria were given a guided tour of the backlot. The show itself was set on Colonial Street, which has appeared in numerous films and television shows. Violet Chachki even made a surprise runway appearance in a Vampira-esque look.
The Four Seasons Restaurant Is Closing After Less Than a Year (New York Times)
The Four Seasons restaurant is closing its doors after lunch service tomorrow. There was much fanfare about its return after a two-year hiatus last August due to a location change. Despite being an iconic name in the New York culinary scene, it seems its clientele had moved on. “We just couldn’t make it; the restaurant world has changed,” managing partner Alex von Bidder told the New York Times.
Etro Taps Amber Valletta, Grace Elizabeth, and More In New Campaign
Manhattan and diversity are at the center of Etro’s new campaign, which stars a number of high-profile models. Supermodels Amber valletta, Marisa Berenson, and Andreea Diaconu are joined by up-and-coming stars like Grace Elizabeth, Taylor Hill, and Hiandra Martinez in the ads. Meanwhile David Alexander Flinn, John Pearson, and Kohei Takabatake showcase the brand’s menswear collection.