Jillian Davison, creative director of Vogue Australia, is succeeding Anne Christensen.
On Wednesday, the New York Post reported that Anne Christensen, the former fashion director of Glamour, has resigned -- it's the latest in a series of staff shakeups to occur since Anna Wintour became artistic director of Conde Nast eight months ago.
Yesterday, we reported that Kristina O’Neill, formerly of Harper’s Bazaar, would be replacing Deborah Needleman as editor-in-chief of WSJ. And today, WWD has a little more dirt on the subject--namely, who was passed over for the coveted position.
Since last week’s edition of Editorial Musical Chairs, the most noteworthy and surprising development has been Anne Christensen’s move to Glamour. She just left her fashion director position at T a few weeks ago, reportedly to focus on a freelance career, but instead will be Glamour’s new executive fashion director, effective August 24th. The position was previously held by Xanthipi Joannides, who left the magazine last month.
Confused by the major shakeups in fashion publishing? I've put together a handy visual--to be updated weekly, or biweekly, depending on movement--to help you find your way. The Rundown: As I’m sure you all know, Sally Singer left Vogue to become Editor-in-Chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine and Stefano Tonchi left T to become Editor-in-Chief of W. Florence Kane, formerly a fashion writer at Vogue, has been named senior editor at C California Style Magazine and Patrick O’Connell, formerly Vogue’s director of communications, has left the company. Anne Christensen left her position as T’s fashion director and it will be interesting to see how she is replaced. Bee-Shyuan Chang left T to go to Stylecaster.
We’ll admit it: The news that Anne Christensen will be taking over for Stefano Tonchi at T is a kind of like a dénouement without the climax. At least as far as fashion publishing dramas go. While we’re sure Christensen’s a qualified choice for the job–she’s been T’s fashion director for quite some time–the idea that Sally Singer might be taking over the New York Times publication was just….beyond. There are a lot of things wrong with Vogue (most disconcerting–its covers), but Singer is not one of them. Her intellectual approach to fashion would have brought T to another level.