Kyle Anderson Is Heading to 'Elle' With Nina Garcia

The "Marie Claire" accessories director marks the second newsworthy change at the Hearst title since Garcia's departure.
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The "Marie Claire" accessories director marks the second newsworthy change at the Hearst title since Garcia's departure.
Kyle Anderson. Photo: Timur Emek/Getty Images

Kyle Anderson. Photo: Timur Emek/Getty Images

If you haven't been keeping up with the rousing game of editorial musical chairs that's happening at both Condé Nast and Hearst right now, let us catch you up. In September, Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter, Glamour's Cindi Leive and Elle's Robbie Myers stepped down from their respective editor-in-chief roles after decades at their publications, and while neither Carter or Leive has been replaced, Elle wasted no time in naming Myers's successor. 

Nina Garcia, formerly the creative director of Marie Claire, was honored with the top spot on Elle's masthead, and earlier this month, news broke that Kate Lanphear — who previously held editorial roles at Maxim, Elle and T: The New York Times Style Magazine —  was hired for the gig. On Monday, another major shift was announced: Kyle Anderson, Marie Claire's market and accessories director, will follow Garcia to Elle, effective immediately, as he announced on Instagram.

Anderson had been at Marie Claire since 2011 — he was hired to replace Taylor Tomasi Hill — and before that, he worked under Garcia at Elle for years when she was the title's fashion director. He's long said in interviews that he views Garcia is his industry mentor, and this move doesn't come as a huge surprise. However, we have a feeling this is the only the beginning of the masthead shuffle, and we're anticipating many more changes to be revealed soon.

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