Everybody into the pool. We’ve decided to repeat and expand a contest 20/20 debuted last year centered on the spectacular collaboration of Marchon with Vogue Italia. Starting here and continuing in the March 15 What’s Brand New 20/20, you will find a total of 13 brands displayed in an incredible photo shoot directly from the pages of Vogue Italia photographed by Douglas Friedman. With both issues in hand we’re asking you to try and identify the variety of brands. Coordinate the numbers to the brands, and the first to get to me at firstname.lastname@example.org can certainly expect some wonderful shades from one of the brands. The brands in no particular order are Chloe, Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein Collection, Lacoste, Jil Sander, Valentino, Diane von Furstenberg, Nine West, Ferragamo, Fendi, Nike, Michael Kors and Pucci. Don’t bother if you know you’ll be disqualified via connections to Marchon and Jobson Optical.
—James J. Spina
Clever headline if we do say so ourselves, considering that John Varvatos might well be the most ROCKING designer on the planet. And just so you recall, 20/20 has been a fan for years. This 2006 cover was his first but, be assured this issue’s cover won’t be his last. Might say we’re VERY Varvatos.