As for those other empty spots on the masthead, associate art director Courtney Sava has been promoted to art director, "overseeing all art, photo and design for the magazine." The spokeswoman declined to say whether the magazine would be making more hires in the department.
However, she denied contentions made by sources close to the magazine that the departures reflect growing staff dissatisfaction because the two-year-old title is strained for resources, both human and financial. — Irin Carmon
DRESSING ROOM: Some fashion designers love rooms other than their own closets. Take Marc Jacobs, who admits in the September Domino how much he delights in his regular room in New York's Mercer Hotel. The creative director of Louis Vuitton splits his time between New York and his home in Paris. His second-floor abode at the Mercer "has a full kitchen, which I enjoy, because I prefer eating breakfast in my room, and a huge bed that's extremely comfortable. I love to sleep in that bed." Jacobs and six other designers took a tour of their favorite spaces for a feature in the magazine — Patrick Robinson, now the executive vice president of design for Gap, exposed his boat room in his house in upstate New York, while jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane was photographed in his living room. Domino hits newsstands Tuesday. — S.D.S.