After starting her career as an assistant working in the fashion closet of Teen Vogue, Lindsay Peoples Wagner will return as the publication’s editor in chief.
Peoples Wagner, currently fashion editor of New York Magazine and The Cut, will oversee the brand’s content platforms and expansion into experiential, including the Teen Vogue Summit. She starts Oct. 18.
“Lindsay is a gifted talent who can equally inspire and challenge her audiences,” said Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor in chief of Vogue, in a statement. “She brings a sophistication and fresh perspective to the cultural moments and social themes that activate our Teen Vogue readers and we are very excited to have her back at Condé Nast.”
Peoples Wagner previously worked as a fashion market reporter at Style.com and at O, The Oprah Magazine.
Peoples Wagner rejoins Condé Nast as it sets out on an ambitious five-year plan to generate $600 million in new revenue. As a brand, Teen Vogue has already made moves to create new revenue streams. On average, Teen Vogue’s website gets more than 5 million unique visitors per month.
“I’m looking forward to our coverage—whether it be on fashion, politics, celebrities or beauty—being both necessary and dynamic to cultural conversations,” Peoples Wagner said in a statement.
Peoples Wagner replaces Phillip Picardi, who is leaving Condé Nast to be editor in chief of Out magazine.