Allure's new Editor-in-Chief Michelle Lee is staffing up after its editorial staff was hit with massive layoffs on Friday. In a release, Joe Libonati, Condé Nast's Vice President of Corporate Communications, announced on Monday that the magazine has appointed a new senior editorial team, effective immediately.
Renee Rupcich, previously the design director at Nylon, has been named design director for Allure. Amanda Meigher, who had been Teen Vogue's managing editor since Sept. 2014, is now the brand's managing editor. Jeremy Allen, formerly of Bloomberg, GQ and Vogue, has been appointed senior photo editor. But perhaps the most recognizable hire is stylist Rachael Wang (above) as the title's fashion director. Prior to working freelance as a consultant, the much-photographed editor served as the fashion market director for both Style.com and Nylon, the former of which she departed in April. A street style fixture with a significant social media following, Wang may best represent the direction in which Lee is hoping to take Allure in the coming months.
Condé Nast has not yet named a replacement for longtime Creative Director Paul Cavaco, who was reportedly let go during last week's layoffs.