Jesse Ashlock named editor for V Man and VMan.com
Wednesday, April 09, 2008 (NEW YORK) On Tuesday, V Magazine and VMan--the bi-monthly magazine partners of fashion quarterly Visionaire--announced several editorial additions to its masthead.
Jesse Ashlock has been named editor for V Man and VMan.com. He begins April 21. He will replace in part half the role of Christopher Bollen, who also edited V. No replacement has been named for that position. Ashlock joins V Man after stints covering arts and culture for a number of outlets, including pioneering curatorial Web site Epitonic.com and RES Magazine. In 2006, Ashlock helped to build and conceive the widely respected Tribeca Film Festival and has since been a contributing editor for design magazine I.D. and the quarterly non-fiction journal Topic.
Former Tokion fashion editor Jay Massacret, meanwhile, has been named senior fashion editor for V and V Man. He starts April 21. In a newly-created position, T. Cole Rachel has been named music editor for V and V Man. A poet, essayist, critic, and native Oklahoman, Rachel is a Brooklyn-based journalist who has written extensively for V and V Man for the past six years. His work has appeared in Fader, Out, Mixte, Perfect, Bon, and Alternative Press. He has authored the books Surviving the Moment of Impact and Bend Don't Shatter. Lastly, Derek Blasberg has joined V and V Man as senior fashion news and special projects editor.
Both magazines will continue under the leadership of editor in chief Stephen Gan and executive editor Julie Anne Quay.
Are we criticizing him for his looks? Ridiculous. I thought this was a thread about his accomplishments related to fashion. Why should his image even matter? He's a behind-the-scenes creative type, not a male supermodel or eccentric fashion designer.
something to freshen this up a bit. just thought this would be curious, non?:
founder of Visionaire and art director of Harper's Bazaar
I was an art student at Parsons when I first met Bill [Cunningham], in 1986. I was 18 and walking around SoHo one day when this funny man came up to me, taking pictures. I had on some skirt-and-pants outfit, I'm embarrassed to say. Jean Paul Gaultier had just done his collection for men, showing banker-striped suits with skirts. I loved it, though I did my own cheaper version. And Bill came up to me and took some pictures. And then he said, "You look hungry, kiddo, let me buy you a cookie."
We went into Aggie's, a place in SoHo, and he did buy me a coffee and a cookie. I told him I was having trouble with my mom because she didn't want me in art school. And Bill said: "Well, you go out and get yourself a job, child. Here's a quarter. Call Annie Flanders. She's doing this magazine called Details."
At some point Bill said to me, "You've got to go to Paris. Every kid your age who wants to do something in fashion has to go to Paris." So I went to live in Paris for nine months, and I would run into Bill at the shows. He would help me sneak into shows by giving me his invitations. Once, as I was leaving a show, I felt something in my pocket. It was a $50 bill. He had slipped it into my pocket.