Media Gossip! Michael Macko Heads to Details
By Nick Burns
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For all of you boys who love your fashion magazine gossip, here's the news that has the magazine and fashion worlds buzzing!
Michael Macko (pictured, left), VP of fashion public relations for menswear at Saks Fifth Avenue, jumped ship to swim across the narrowing divide between advertising and editorial. After nearly 12 years at Saks, Macko—who some have affectionately referred to as the Simon Doonan of Saks—has signed on with Details magazine as Fashion Director. In his new role, he'll oversee all of the magazine's fashion coverage.
Macko isn't the first fashion PR titan to cross over. Just two years ago, Ted Stafford left Calvin Klein to serve as the European Market Director at GQ.
So what could this mean for Details? Will the magazine's fashion coverage shift into something more mass market? reach for an older demographic? look less gay? Only time will tell!