Following the departure of Joe McKenna in November, T: The New York Times Style Magazine announced on Thursday that it has hired renowned French stylist and consultant Marie-Amélie Sauvé as its new fashion director.
Sauvé has a long and diverse career styling for Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, US Vogue, W Magazine, Interview and Self Service, but is most frequently associated with her work alongside longtime friend and collaborator Nicolas Ghesquière. She advised him throughout his tenure at Balenciaga starting in 1997, and they continued their partnership when he moved to Louis Vuitton in 2013. A modern day fashion muse, Sauvé told Business of Fashion in 2014 that she doesn't like to be described as a stylist. "Today, my role in fashion has many different facets. One day, I may be in the studio with Steven Meisel. The next day, I will be in the studio with Nicolas," she said.
In addition to working on editorial projects and with Ghesquière, Sauvé has consulted and styled for clients like Paco Rabanne and until recently was the senior fashion editor at W magazine. A rep for T said she will continue to work with niche European magazines. Sauvé already styled two stories in T's spring fashion issue, including the cover story photographed by Karim Sadli and an editorial inside shot by Jamie Hawkesworth.
"Marie-Amélie has an impeccable sense of how to capture the mood and feeling of the moment through her styling and the imagery she creates," said Editor-in-Chief Deborah Needleman in a statement. "She articulates her ideas and helps shape the direction of fashion through images of women that are strong, mysterious, womanly and edgy." Needleman said the magazine was moving "out of startup mode" this summer when she announced several new editorial hires. The title decided not to renew McKenna's contract when it concluded in 2015.
Note: This story has been updated to state the Sauvé is no longer working at W and will continue to work with niche European publications.