"Elle"'s Gilles Bensimon Confesses To Poor Management Skills

  • After being bounced by Elle in favor of Joe Zee, the magazine's founding creative director Gilles Bensimon finally speaks. "I was never good with giving direction, day by day. I never asked to be director of a magazine," he says. "I was only photography director. The first day I got the position... I go, 'oh my gosh that's a mistake." [WWD, 1st item]
  • Sympathizing with the plight of jet-setting beauty junkies everywhere, drugstores are set to introduce pre-packaged toiletry and make-up kits for use on airplanes. [WWD, 4th item]
  • Glamour has secured a print exclusive to showcase Sarah Jessica Parker and her new clothing line Bitten on the cover of its June issue. [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Designers Dries Van Noten and Marc Jacobs will be showing their menswear lines in Milan, not Paris, for the upcoming June shows. [WWD, 1st item]