While Vogue may still be looking for a replacement for Sally Singer, Glamour has snapped up T magazine’s Anne Christensen to be their new executive fashion director, replacing Xanthipi Joannides who left last month. Some context: Christensen was largely considered the frontrunner to replace Stefano Tonchi as EIC of T, but the mag poached Singer instead. So what does this mean for Glamour? And for Christensen?
It’s no secret that Glamour has been skewing younger — recent covers include Vanessa Hudgens and Lauren Conrad — and we suspect Joannides’ departure was no coincidence. But what Christensen brings with her is a serious fashion sense — T: The New York Times Style Magazine is no lightweight when it comes to the industry. According to WWD, Cindi Leive, Glamour’s editor in chief, has every intention of “significantly increas[ing]” the number of fashion pages — but we can’t help but wonder how Christensen’s gravitas will take to the denim and polka-dots aesthetic that the glossy seems to be embracing.
As for Christensen herself, during her tenure at T and in the weeks since her official resignation, she’s taken no shortage of freelance gigs, styling for clients like Vogue China. But Leive made it clear to WWD that Christensen’s gig at Glamour was a fulltime position — in other words: no freelancing.
Now, the only question left is: who will replace Christensen at T? (And Singer at Vogue! Though, if you ask us, she’s irreplaceable.]