On Wednesday, the New York Post reported that Anne Christensen, the fashion director of Glamour, had resigned — the latest in a series of staff shakeups to occur since Anna Wintour became artistic director of Conde Nast eight months ago.
A spokesperson for Glamour confirmed to Fashionista that Christensen has resigned and will soon be leaving the title.
But is Wintour to blame, as she has been for recent fires and hires at Lucky and Traveler? One staffer tells us that Wintour, who is also the editor in chief of Vogue, has been on the floor “a lot” in recent weeks. A second source adds that “people are scared.”
But perhaps Wintour had nothing to do with it — after all, Wintour has tapped Christensen to style many shoots for American Vogue in the past. “She never fit [at Glamour],” a third source says. “It was a bad fit from the start, in my opinion. Nothing against her, but it just never worked.”
A third possibility is that Christensen, who has worked full-time as a freelance stylist before, simply wanted to leave an office environment and work freelance full-time. Perhaps the true reason is this plus some combination of the above.
Regardless, Wintour is continuing to make her mark at Conde (even if she insists she’s not a micromanager). Since Wintour assumed the new position, she has made over Lucky and Traveler, firing both of their editors and bringing on Eva Chen and Pilar Guzman, respectively, to replace them. The effects of Glamour‘s “Anna-ization” will appear in the January issue of the magazine, we’re told.