Last night Carine Roitfeld hosted a private cocktail event at Gucci's newly renovated Rue Royale boutique and private dinner at Hotel de la Rochefoucauld Doundeauville in Paris to honour Gucci creative director, Frida Giannini. Guests at the event included Anna Wintour, Kate Moss, Mario Testino and Paolo Roversi.
After the announcement that Stefano Tonchi was to take over at W Magazine, industry sources questioned the likelihood that current creative director Dennis Freedman would stay at the publication. So unsurprising to many, Freedman - who has been at the magazine for nearly two decades - announced his departure on Wednesday, along with W's senior fashion editor Camilla Nickerson who is said to be returning to Vogue.
It is Freedman who is accredited with attracting some of the industry's best photographers to W (including Bruce Weber, Steven Klein, Paolo Roversi, Craig McDean and Jeurgen Teller), which essentially thrust the magazine into the spotlight for it's award winning editorials. "I have had the most extraordinary experience working with some of the most talented and brilliant photographers, artists and editors in the world, and these collaborations have brought me unbelievable joy and satisfaction," he told WWD. "For me, this has been one of the greatest opportunities I could ever hope for."