FASHION CHIEF SIGNS ON AT OUT: Out magazine has filled a key slot that sat empty for the past four months, with the appointment of Grant Woolhead as fashion director. Woolhead last held the post of fashion director at Arena Homme Plus, where he worked from May 2002 through September 2006, and has spent the past two years as a fashion stylist for Dolce & Gabbana, Karl Lagerfeld, Paul Smith and Calvin Klein Jeans, among others. Woolhead is joining Out, recently acquired by Regent Media, as it publishes its September fashion issue. The issue, due to hit Aug. 12, features Neil Patrick Harris on the cover and has 188 ad pages, up from 172 last year, according to Aaron Hicklin, Out’s editor in chief. Woolhead, a 30-year-old native of Dunstable, north of London, described his style sensibility as “eclectic” — influenced by the British, Italian and French. “I’d like to bring this to the U.S.,” he said in a phone interview from the Covent Garden Hotel, where he was reviewing clothes for a Burberry shoot today.
— Valerie Seckler