Harper’s Bazaar Taps Stefano Tonchi, Bottega’s New Ambassador, and more of the news you missed

Harper’s Bazaar Italia Taps Stefano Tonchi
Harper’s Bazaar Italia has tapped Stefano Tonchi as its new editorial director. Tonchi will lead all aspects of the media brand, from the printed magazine and digital counterpart to video and photo strategy, as well as events and interactive initiatives. Current editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Daria Veledeeva, will remain in her position, working in congruence with Tonchi. An established fashion journalist, author, and curator, the Italian-born Tonchi has resided in New York since 1992. He has previously served as editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine and W Magazine, as well as fashion creative director of the U.S. edition of Esquire and L’Uomo Vogue earlier in his career. Most recently, he founded Palmer, a multimedia magazine and brand based in Palm Beach, Fla., and last year debuted TheWrapBook, a new publication focusing on art and entertainment.Veledeeva said, “It’s with the utmost excitement that we welcome on board a great professional and trailblazing tastemaker. We are thrilled for the collaboration and can’t wait to start the journey together.” The arrival of Tonchi follows the appointment of Lee Swillingham and Stuart Spalding, founders of the London-based creative studio Suburbia, as Harper’s Bazaar creative directors. More changes are expected at Hearst Italy in the near future. [WWD]

Bottega Veneta Selects Jacob Elordi as Brand Ambassador
Bottega Veneta has chosen Australian actor Jacob Elordi as their latest ambassador. This collaboration is particularly apt, as Elordi has naturally been seen wearing Bottega Veneta pieces on multiple notable occasions, such as the 2023 Venice Film Festival and the GQ Men of the Year awards. His affinity for the brand is evident and now formalized in this new role. This adds to Elordi’s growing portfolio of high-profile endorsements, following his appointment as a global brand ambassador for Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer last year. By joining RM of BTS and actress Shu Qi, Elordi becomes part of a distinguished group representing the Italian fashion house, which is currently under the creative direction of Matthieu Blazy. [WWD]

Co-Founder of Dazed, Rankin Showcases Photographs From 1991 to 2001 in New Exhibition
Fashion photographer and cofounder of Dazed, Rankin has a new exhibition on display titled “Back in the Dazed,” at 180 Studios at 180 The Strand running from May 28th to June 23rd. Through his years at the indie magazine between 1991 and 2001, he photographed cult celebrities, musical icons, and the world’s top supermodels, like Jude Law, David Bowie, and Kate Moss, among others. Rankin said, “Those early years were great for experimentation. For me, just starting out, I was like a blank canvas. Because we were pretty naively fearless, we did things that ended up really changing culture. It was from that time that I learnt that I love what I do, and I fell in love with the people around me – capturing them all on medium format film.” Rankin co-founded Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack in 1992, and has since published AnOther and AnOther Man, in 2011 launching the magazine and digital platform, Hunger. His work has appeared in over 40 monograph publications and has been exhibited internationally, including at The National Portrait Gallery, London, V&A, London, and at MoMA, New York.

Bruce Nordstorm Dies at 90
Bruce Nordstrom, a legend in the retail space who led the Seattle-based retailer for over four decades as president and CEO, died on May 18th at the age of 90. “Mr. Bruce,” as he was affectionately known to his team, began his career at age nine, working at his grandfather’s family store, which initially specialized in shoes before evolving into an upscale department store. His love for his family defined both his life and his work. Under Nordstrom’s leadership, the company expanded nationally and weathered various business challenges. He notably championed the launch of Nordstrom Rack and took the company public in 1971 leading to massive growth for the company. Reflecting on his legacy, his sons, Pete and Erik Nordstrom, shared “It is with deep sadness we announce our dad passed away comfortably at home on May 18, with his wife Jeannie by his side, Our dad will be remembered not only for his significant contributions to Nordstrom, but also for his unwavering dedication to his family and friends – His passion, integrity and tireless work ethic served as an inspiration to everyone around him.” As of October 2023, Nordstrom operates 360 stores across the US, a testament to Bruce Nordstrom’s vision and leadership. Alongside his sons, Bruce is survived by his wife Jeannie, his sister Anne Gittinger, and seven grandchildren. [WWD]

Irina Shayk Proves Longevity Is Key To Being A Supermodel
Irina Shayk has cemented her status as a recognizable name within the sartorial zeitgeist. Born Irina Shaykhlislamova, Shayk effortlessly transitioned from a small-town beauty to a global fashion phenomenon. Having masterfully navigated the journey since her first major cover for Sports Illustrated in 2011, Shayk has become a mainstay in high fashion, showcasing an extraordinary career trajectory that many models only dream of. Models.com spoke to the New Super at The Mercer about her historic start, the importance of finding her creative tribe, and what it takes to make an iconic picture. Check out the interview here.

Ricardo Gomes on Shooting Some of Music’s Biggest Celebrities
Fashion photographer Ricardo Gomes has been passionate about creating, sharing, and connecting with the biggest musicians of our era, from designers like Yohji Yamamoto to legendary pop icon Madonna to rock icons like Patti Smith. For the next installment of Models.com Behind The Image series, find more about his career and some of the biggest challenges he has had to face here.

Stylist Beat Bolliger On Pushing the Boundaries of Menswear and Beyond
Since his collegiate beginnings honing his craft at Paris’ renowned Studio Berçot, Swiss-born stylist Beat Bolliger has been an irrefutable presence in the fashion industry. After a brief stint in casting, Bolliger launched a prominent styling career, including collaborations with photographers like Inez & Vinoodh, Sølve Sundsbø, David Sims, and Mario Sorrenti. Models.com spoke to Bolliger about his first major styling gig, being a mentor to many, and how collaborations are key in his line of work. Check out the interview here.

The Latest Ad Campaigns on Our Radar
Summer is on the horizon and as things start to heat up for the resort runway season, the summer campaigns have fully began to roll out. From H&M’s supermodel fête to The Attico’s link up with it-girl Gabbriette, these are the noteworthy campaigns that are on our radar this month. Check out the list here.

And don’t forget the latest additions to the men’s Top 50 and Hot List Rankings!