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Succeeding Cardone at Allure will be Agnes Chapski, who had been associate publisher of advertising for Vanity Fair. Prior to Vanity Fair, Chapski was associate publisher at Lucky, where she helped launch the magazine under then-publisher Sandy Golinkin. Jason Wagenheim, currently Condé Nast Media Group's executive director of corporate sales, will replace Chapski at Vanity Fair. That magazine also will lose Kathryn Banino Bano, who will move over to Details as advertising director. She was most recently sales development director at VF. Succeeding Bano will be Keri Mahe, who was promoted to Bano's position from account director. The changes are effective Monday.
— Stephanie D. Smith
TRIED AND TRUE: The summer months traditionally have been good ones on the newsstand for Glamour, but given the current economic environment, no issue is a sure thing. So perhaps that's why the magazine is retreading a well-worn formula for its June issue: the "50 Most Glamorous Women of '08," as selected by readers and a panel of fashion insiders. Of course, the list isn't to be confused with People magazine's "100 Most Beautiful" ranking, which comes out at about the same time. Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive said her new list may become an annual tradition, however. "Everyone loves a good list and we thought since it's a summer issue, it would be a great read at the beach," she said, not mentioning that it's also a relatively surefire advertising vehicle. Glamour's newsstand sales declined 13 percent during the second half of last year to an average of 747,014, and this year, January sold 770,000 and February had 760,000 from the newsstand, according to an estimate from the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
For the list, the magazine put together a panel of fashion insiders and asked June cover girl Jessica Simpson to oversee the process. Other judges were Zac Posen and Tracy Reese, Simon Doonan, Linda Fargo of Bergdorf Goodman, Reed Krakoff of Coach, photographers Patrick Demarchelier and Patrick McMullan, stylists Andrea Lieberman, Serge Normant, Estee Stanley and Cristina Ehrlich, Ivan Bart of IMG Models and Glamour's fashion director, Xanthipi Joannides.
As for the list itself, there aren't too many surprises: Angelina Jolie is in the top spot. At number 25, Carolina Herrera is the first fashion designer to appear, followed by Missoni heiress Margherita Missoni at 29; Diane von Furstenberg, 33, and Rachel Roy, 37. As for models, Kate Moss came in at number 9 and Iman at 14, followed by Gisele Bündchen at 21; Natalia Vodianova, 22; Christy Turlington, 23, and Agyness Deyn, 43. Media moguls Oprah Winfrey and Diane Sawyer also made the list, at numbers 30 and 38, respectively.