- Kristopher Fraser |
With the loss of Chief Content Officer Phillip Picardi at Teen Vogue, who will be leaving Condé Nast to become editor-in-chief of Out Magazine, there was speculation as to who could possibly feel his shoes. The man was one of Condé's brightest young stars, and a protégé of Vogue editor-in-chief and Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour. It appears however, that Teen Vogue has finally found a replacement in Lindsay Peoples Wagner, the fashion market editor of New York Magazine's The Cut. Peoples Wagner will be stepping into her new role within a week.
Peoples Wagner originally began her career in fashion publishing as an intern at Teen Vogue and eventually became a fashion assistant.
In a statement, Wintour said, Peoples Wagner is “a gifted talent who can equally inspire and challenge her audiences.”
She added that, "She brings a sophistication and fresh perspective to the cultural moments and social themes that activate our Teen Vogue readers and we are very excited to have her back at Condé Nast."
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my first internship, my first job out of college, and now my first editor in chief job @teenvogue I have so much to say but for now I just want to say an immense thank you to the women in my life who have been so influential in my career @mksteinmiller @rachaelwangstudio @stellabugbee @rebeccarams I cannot thank you enough for everything. @pfpicardi I love you so much and I’m sad we’re not going to get to work together but I’m so grateful for this opportunity and your friendship
“I’m so excited to come full circle and be back at a time when there is nothing more powerful or important than a young person who is passionate about change,” Peoples Wagner said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to our coverage whether it be on fashion, politics, celebrities or beauty — being both necessary and dynamic to cultural conversations.”
The newly minted editor-in-chief is rejoining Condé Nast at a very transformative time for the company. Titles including Brides, Golf, and W are up for sale, and many longtime veteran editors have left the company or have scaled down on their duties. Teen Vogue has been digital online only for two years, so Peoples Wagner is at least inheriting a publication that is very on par with the current state of media.