Town & Country Gets a New Creative Director

Hearst has poached a Condé Nast favorite.
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Hearst has poached a Condé Nast favorite.
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Hearst title Town & Country has undergone a bit of a renaissance in recent years. Editor-in-chief Jay Fielden, who previously held positions at The New Yorker and Men's Vogue, has placed huge importance on the magazine's photography and glossy features, as well as staying relevant to younger generations -- in 2013, T&C's cover stars included Allison Williams of Girls and perennial It girl Chloë Sevigny.

So the news of the magazine's recent hire seems fitting: stylist Nicoletta Santoro, the former international director at large of Vogue China, has been named the title's creative director at large. A Condé Nast staffer for years, Santoro also held posts at Vanity Fair, Vogue Italia, The New Yorker and Vogue Paris. She will work alongside T&C's executive artistic director, Alex Gonzalez, who is also the artistic director at fellow Hearst title Marie Claire.

“Nicoletta is the rarest kind of stylist, one who creates extraordinary fashion images that connect directly to the cultural zeitgeist -- and that is the perfect approach for my vision of Town & Country,” Fielden said in a statement, via Fishbowl.

Santoro's recent work has featured major models like Cara Delevingne and Sasha Pivovarova, so we are excited to see what she brings to the table. Her new position is effective immediately.