Condé Nast named Lindsay Peoples Wagener as the new Editor-in-chief at Teen Vogue, earlier today. Peoples Wagner is leaving New York Magazine, where she served as fashion director for The Cut. She will replace Phillip Picardi, who held post at Teen Vogue as chief content officer following the departure of former Editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth.
Weltertoth’s tenure brought on a major cultural shift for Teen Vogue — the publication retained its youth focus, but used its platform to discuss politics, race, gender, and other social issues.
Peoples Wagner has often explored fashion through the lens of race and gender and hopes to continue Teen Vogue’s strong push for inclusivity.
“As a former intern and assistant at Teen Vogue, I’m so excited to come full circle and be back at a time when there is nothing more powerful or important than a young person who is passionate about change,” said Peoples Wagner. “I’m looking forward to our coverage – whether it be on fashion, politics, celebrities or beauty – being both necessary and dynamic to cultural conversations.”