Anna Wintour may have eschewed politics for Vogue and Conde Nast (for now), but that doesn't mean she can't bring politics to Vogue. She clearly made use of her connections in the Democratic party to bring on Hildy Kuryk, former DNC national finance director, as Vogue's new communications director. WWD is reporting that Kuryk will be replacing Vogue's longtime communications director Megan Salt. Salt is headed to Amazon fashion.
Kuryk's name might sound familiar if you've been on the Democratic National Committee's mailing list. She sent you those tease-y, weirdly personal emails with subject lines like "As offensive as it gets."
Before serving as the DNC's national finance director Kuryk was a finance consultant for Barack Obama's first election campaign. In both roles, she worked on bringing in donors and bundlers like Anna Wintour. Politico named her one of 50 political fundraisers to watch in 2011.
And now she's gone from years of working under Barack Obama to working under Anna Wintour at Vogue, which we imagine must have taken some convincing. We also get the feeling Kuryk's role will involve more than just dealing with media.
WWD suggests a Bloomberg/Wintour presidential ticket (Bloomberg was a surprise guest at a Conde event last night). Could that be so far off?
One thing's for certain though--Wintour's political career seems to be far from over.