Since Russian gallerina Dasha Zhukova resigned as the editor of Pop last week, folks have been wondering about who would replace her. A rumor from the twittersphere claims that former Russian Vogue EIC Aliona Doletskaya is gunning for the spot. And it comes from an insidery source. Fashion man about town Derek Blasberg just tweeted: "In today's completely unsubstantiated rumors: Aliona Doletskaya, former editor-in-chief of Russian Vogue, is vying for the top gig at POP." When Doletskaya resigned there were rumors she would replace Wintour at American Vogue. But since Anna's not going anywhere soon, there could be some truth to the rumor, and Pop might hand the EIC spot over to another Russian. Pop, Katie Grand's baby, took on a less fashion-y more artsy vibe under Zhukova's reign, so Doletskaya would have the fashion cred and contacts to return the mag to its fashion roots. Is it true? Tell us if you know anything at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is kind of big news. Russian Vogue editor-in-chief Aliona Doletskaya--the woman who was rumored to be in line for Anna Wintour's job--is leaving the magazine, according to LOVE's Twitter. Do we think Doletskaya is leaving for American Vogue? Doubtful. However, it does bring up that nagging question: When will Wintour retire? And who will replace her?