Anna Wintour’s Two Top Associates At Vogue Just Made Very Fashionable Exits
3:00 pm, February 17th | by Meredith Lepore
What is happening over at Vogue? According to ShowBiz411, Laurie Jones, who actually hired Wintour at New York Magazine, and was then brought to Vogue by Wintour when she became the Editor in Chief, is leaving at the end of this month. She is the Managing Editor at the mag and is considered Anna Wintour’s right hand woman. And then on top of that, Andre Leon Talley, a very famous and well-know fashion editor-writer, is also quitting. He has been with Condé Nast since the early 80s, and with Wintour since her first day at Vogue. Whoa!
Did they get in a fight over a photo spread? We thought all those fights were reserved for Grace Coddington. Well, according to Daily Beast, Anna was not so pleased with ATL’s television career. TV is so not Vogue (Anna herself turned down a partnership with Project Runway.) He has represented Vogue on America’s Next Top Model, Entertainment Tonight and even the Sex and the City movie and recently signed on with former NBC co-chair Ben Silverman’s production company to create a late-night talk show. Talley also has signed on to be the editor-at-large for Numero Russia magazine, and he is reportedly headed to Moscow for the job.
Or it could just be money problems. It is a very tough climate for magazines, even Vogue. Bloomberg reports that Time Warner Inc. is considering a deal that would send most of its magazines to Meredith Corp. This would include titles such as People, InStyle and Entertainment Weekly. But another possibility is a joint venture that would create a new magazine company focused mainly on women’s publications, the New York Times reported.