Michelle Lee Named Editor of Allure

The magazine's first new editor since it was founded in 1991.

Condé Nast has named Michelle Lee editor in chief of Allure. Lee previously worked as editor and CMO of Nylon.

Lee has big shoes to fill, as she is succeeding Allure founding editor Linda Wells. Wells, who will be listed on Allure’s masthead as founding editor, is transitioning to an advisory role at Condé.

“When Linda Wells launched Allure, it broke new ground and redefined the beauty category, and she leaves us with that rich heritage to build upon,” said Condé president Bob Sauerberg, in a statement. “Today we begin a new phase of innovation for the brand, with Michelle paving the way for the next wave of consumers who crave interactive beauty content that’s both inspiring and approachable.”