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Anna Wintour appears to have another reason for being in Milan than the men's shows.

As for her book, "The House on First Street" chronicles politics only inasmuch as it highlights some of the crooked and colorful figures of New Orleans, where Reed and her husband bought a house just before Hurricane Katrina. Also a prolific food writer (a collection of her food essays for The New York Times Magazine will be released next month) and known for her entertaining, Reed subsequently organized a fund-raiser called Rebirth New Orleans while doubling as a roving correspondent. "All of a sudden you're the most popular girl on the block if you have a phone line and you're from New Orleans," she said ironically. The aftermath of the storm, Reed said, has been an unforeseen opportunity to remake the dysfunctional city. "It's like an art form," she said, "looking for silver linings in New Orleans." — Irin Carmon

TOMMY TV: Tommy Hilfiger and George Lois put together the images, events, people and places that helped define the United States in their photography book "Iconic America: A Roller-Coaster Ride Through Eye-Popping Panorama of American Pop Culture" (Ernest Hemingway, Lean Cuisine, Route 66 and Deep Throat are just a few of the Americana icons included). Now Hilfiger is bringing the book to life on the small screen, producing a one-hour television special. The show will take Israeli-born model Bar Rafaeli and one-named Rives, a poet featured on HBO's "Def Poetry Jam," across the country to tour the best of American beauty, fashion, design and food. This week the duo filmed at Relish Diner in Williamsburg, N.Y., and at the South Orange, N.J., home of a Columbia High School student prepping for prom with her friends. Other filming locations included Kansas' Barbie Museum and Boston's Candy Heart Necco factory. The show will air on Bravo this fall. — S.D.S.

MOVING WEST: George Epaminondas, a senior editor at In Style, is leaving the magazine after approximately three years. Epaminondas is moving to Los Angeles to work for Napoleon Perdis, where he will be a vice president of brand creative. He also wrote the August cover story on Rihanna; a spokeswoman said that he wrote the piece but did not confirm that it is about Rihanna. — A.W.

Photographer Matt Jones has been signed by Cosmogirl to shoot its covers, starting with the October 2008 issue. Jones has shot for Vogue, Elle, Interview, Esquire, iD and Spin. He will shoot exclusively for Cosmogirl in the teen category. — A.W.
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