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Naomi Campbell is in hot water again, this time across the pond.

They now have offices in TriBeCa and frequently hold meetings at Soho House, building a small client base largely through word of mouth. The aim is to capitalize on Goldin's political and television roots and Dolce's entertainment and magazine background. Their having crossed the aisle from editorial is also billed as an asset. "Given how many days we inadvertently ruined as journalists, we're uniquely positioned to help clients," said Goldin.

From their official literature: "The explosion of information sources — on air, in print, and online — means that a handful of intermediaries no longer monopolizes the gateway between those who make news and those who hear news. Blogs are replacing wire services as a primary source of ideas for reporters, editors and producers." (Most of the last sentence is in boldface.) Dolce had first-hand experience of that when Jessica Coen, on her last day blogging at Gawker in October 2006, wrote of a telephone dispute she'd had with then-Star editor Dolce about removing a post about him — the application of an old media tactic to an indifferent new media world. Two years later, DolceGoldin's clients will have to judge for themselves what he's learned since.

— Irin Carmon

A memorial service took place in Paris last week for former French Vogue editor in chief Francine Crescent, who died May 9. She was 75. Considered an influential torchbearer of French chic, Crescent, who headed up French Vogue's fashion pages from 1961 to 1984, and was married to Massimo Gargia, is said to have been instrumental in launching the careers of Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin, with whom she collaborated on numerous occasions.

— Katya Foreman
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