Vogue style director Alexandra Kotur is leaving the mag–where she’s worked for the past 15 years–to serve as creative director for Town & Country, WWD is reporting. It’s new EIC Jay Fielden‘s first major change at the mag, and you can be sure more will follow (given the sway he’s demonstrated to have over Vogue’s socials). Fielden and Kotur worked together at Vogue where he was a contributing editor and prior to that he was the EIC of Men’s Vogue. Kotur’s legacy at Vogue includes creating the “flash” section of the mag and, for a time, naming the week’s 10 best dressed for style.com.
“She’s somebody I worked with on various projects for years and I think she matches perfectly with the brand,” Fielden told WWD. “I want somebody that can be here on a daily basis and we haven’t had that in David,” Fielden said, referring to the mag’s current creative and design director, David Lipman, who was behind the half-naked Lauren Santo Domingo cover which branded the socialite “the next Mrs. Astor.” “We’ll continue to work with him on bigger ideas and long view design questions. I can pick up the phone and talk about some grand idea or he can help land a big photographer.”
The May issue of Town & Country is where Fielden says you’ll really see his mark, noting “it will have a different feel.”