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Showgoers were thinking about more than just fall trends during New York Fashion Week, thanks to the always provocative Kenneth Cole.

ISN'T FASHION A SOAP OPERA ALREADY?: Last week, ABC's "Good Morning America" held a reenactment of Isaac Mizrahi's fall collection — and now, the network has another runway show planned for Monday's episode of "All My Children." While some editors didn't want to wake up at the crack of dawn for "GMA," the soap managed to get Redbook fashion editor Audrey Slater; Cosmogirl deputy editor Michelle Ribeiro;'s fashion news editor Tracey Lomrantz and market editor Carol Han; Emily Finkbinder, fashion market editor at Interview; Emily Francis from the "CW Morning News," and Chris Kensler of to participate. "We are playing ourselves," said Slater, who added the show — surprise, surprise — dramatized its fashion show, which included the models walking through smoke.

Regular characters on "All My Children" wore red gowns for the runway show, from designers including Catherine Malandrino, Prada, Carmen Marc Valvo and Betsey Johnson. The show was held to raise awareness for American Heart Month and Campbell's Soup's Go Red for Women campaign. But besides the charity aspect, it wouldn't be a real soap opera without a little drama — provided, of course, by Susan Lucci. Her character, Erica Kane, fielded questions from the editors — and then was arrested on the runway. — Amy Wicks

THE FOURTH MUSKETEER: The Los Angeles Times has tapped its fourth editor in three years, Russ Stanton, who formerly served as the The Times' innovation editor. Jack Klunder was named president, Los Angeles Times Newspaper, a new position. He will be in charge of The Times' core print business. And Bob Bellack is the new president, development and digital media. He will oversee acquisitions, partnerships and new mobile and digital growth efforts. Earlier this week, it was announced that up to 150 jobs would be cut from the Los Angeles Times Media Group.

Also Thursday, New York Times executive editor Bill Keller told his staff that about 100 of 1,332 newsroom jobs would be eliminated through buyouts, leaving unfilled positions vacant and eventually layoffs as needed. The Times has the largest newsroom head count of any of its peers, and has so far avoided any large-scale cuts, but the economic pressures facing the industry in general and the Times in particular are now taking their toll. — A.W.
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