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Deborah Needleman Joins 'Harper's Bazaar'

The former "T" editor has been named editor at large.
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Deborah Needleman. Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for The New York Times International Luxury Conference

Deborah Needleman. Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for The New York Times International Luxury Conference

Lots of editorial moves are afoot post-New York Fashion Week. The latest news comes from Harper's Bazaar, which announced Thursday that it has brought on former T: The New York Times Style Magazine Editor in Chief Deborah Needleman. Her title, effective immediately according to a press release from Hearst, will be editor at large; she'll report to EIC Glenda Bailey and be responsible for contributing story ideas.

"I'm a huge fan of Deborah's work," said Bailey in a statement. "She has a keen eye for content that resonates."

Needleman stepped down from T in late 2016 after an impactful but somewhat controversial tenure: She was called out for things like a lack of diversity, a story about "slut style" and putting a then-underage Julia Nobis on the cover, which led T's editors to examine its fashion photography policy more closely.

Before T, she was Editor of WSJ magazine and, before that, a founding editor at Domino.

The news follows rumors that Bailey could be next in the recent string of editors in chief to step down, though there has been such speculation since all the way back in 2011.

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