There's a bit of a shakeup today in the publishing world; Architectural Digest's EIC Margaret Russell is being replaced in the top position by Teen Vogue editor Amy Astley.
The new EIC has been charged with "reimagining and significantly expanding the brand’s digital presence across all platforms and formats, and furthering the reach of Architectural Digest’s design authority," Condé Nast said.
Astley may have spent the past decade or so immersed in all things teen, but she also spent "much of her career" focused on art and design, including five years at Home & Garden, where she "served as the de facto personal interior stylist for Alexander Liberman," says Anna Wintour.
Russell, who was at the helm of AD for five and a half years, was purportedly on rocky terms with Wintour, who in addition to being EIC at Vogue, is Condé Nast's artistic director. Astley, on the other hand, is a Wintour protégé, and was chosen to launch Teen Vogue in 2003.
Russell will remain on through the transitional period, and will then begin consulting on arts and cultural special projects for Condé Nast.