Marie Claire is shaking up its creative leadership. Alex Gonzalez is joining the magazine as artistic director, while Nina Garcia has been promoted from fashion director to creative director.
Gonzalez comes to Marie Claire from W, where he served as creative director since last year. Prior to that he was creative director for GQ. At Marie Claire, Gonzalez will be responsible for its overall look, and will add photographers and artists to its roster of contributors.
Garcia has been at Marie Claire since 2009. Prior to that she was fashion director for Elle for 13 years. In her new role, Garcia will seek to expand Marie Claire’s fashion coverage and grow its influence in the fashion world.
“Alex and Nina are both inspired visual storytellers, and I am excited about what they will each bring to this new phase in Marie Claire’s evolution,” said Anne Fulenwider, editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, in a statement. “Alex’s impeccable taste and discerning eye will add a fresh point of view, and Nina truly embodies Marie Claire from a fashion and style perspective.”
Gonzalez will join the magazine on November 19.
For a more intimate look at Hearst — Marie’s Claire’s publisher — check out the below video featuring a tour of Hearst Tower, hosted by Zanna Roberts Rossi, the magazine’s senior fashion editor.