Allure is the latest publication to suffer widespread layoffs, according to sources close to the situation. Two months after Michelle Lee replaced founding editor Linda Wells as editor-in-chief of the publication, we're hearing rumblings that at least 13 staffers from both the print and digital sides have been let go. Several media outlets including WWD and the Daily Front Row report those laid off include a number of the magazine's most senior editors, including longtime Creative Director Paul Cavaco.
Lee, most recently the editor-in-chief and chief marketing officer of Nylon, joined the glossy in November, and is surely beginning to assemble her own team. In December, Allure's 15 contributing editors were told that their contracts would not be renewed. It's also worth noting that the cuts do fall into a discernible pattern, at least within the Condé Nast umbrella: GQ and Self let go of several staffers in November, while Details shuttered completely. On Thursday, Condé Nast posted several new jobs to its careers site.
While Allure has not yet responded to our request for confirmation, we can say with certainty that something is up. Do you know something we don't? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, and watch this space for further updates.