Fashion Cheat Sheet

05.21.14

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff Resigns; Rachel Bilson Expecting First Child

And 'Elle' named Joe Zee's replacement.

The “Face of Fashion Week” Resigns: After a five year stint as IMG’s Fashion Consultant, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff—who transformed New York’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week during its move from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center—has resigned. Known for her ability to tame the ego’s of Fashion Week’s stubborn elite, Wolkoff declined to renew her contract before the sale of IMG Worldwide to William Morris Endeavor completed. [Page Six]

Rachel Bilson Expecting First Child: The 32-year-old O.C. alum announced she is expecting her first child with long term boyfriend Hayden Christensen, whom she's dated for seven years. "They've both talked about this for awhile and are so excited," a Bilson insider told Us. "Everyone is beyond thrilled for them." The couple, who were briefly engaged for two years, first met in 2007 while filming the sci-fi film Jumper. [Us]

Brands Pay Big For Celeb Appearances: Celebrities really do have it all. For a quick appearance sitting in the front row at fashion week, celebrities like Rihanna and Beyonce can net more than $40,000 from brands, according to a report released today. And, if it’s not money, it’s swag. Lots and lots of swag. British singer Lily Allen looted the YSL store for her appearance at their show in Paris in 2007 while Perrier Jouet provided champagne for Poppy Delevingne’s wedding in return for a few Instagramed photos. So little work for so much reward...oh, celeb life. [Telegraph]

Elle Names New Creative Director: In a not-so-unexpected twist, Elle has named Alex Gonzalez their new creative director, replacing Joe Zee after his move to Yahoo! Fashion. Currently holding the creative reigns at Marie Claire and Town & Country, Gonzalez will start overseeing Elle’s visuals beginning in June, while still remaining executive artistic director for Town & Country. [Fashionista]