From left: Brandon Holley, Kim France
The magazine and fashion worlds are buzzing this morning with the news that Conde Nast alum Brandon Holley has been named editor-in-chief of Lucky.
Holley was most recently the editor for Yahoo’s female-focused Shine channel and also presided over cult favorite Jane before it shuttered in 2007. According to WWD, she’ll now be tasked with expanding Lucky “across multiple platforms.”
But here’s the big question: What happened to former EIC Kim France?
“This is a decision we came to together,” Conde Nast editorial director Tom Wallace said. “Kim France created a brand and not many people in this business can say that. Conde Nast owes her a lot.”
And it seems France has only nice things to say about her employer as well. “I am exceptionally grateful to Conde Nast and Si Newhouse for what has been a tremendous opportunity, and something I will remember with only fondness,” she later said via statement.
And as usually happens with media’s revolving door, there’s already speculation about who may follow France out the door. NBC New York has its eyes on creative director Andrea Linett as the next to bounce.
Well, congrats to Holley and a big shout-out to France as well. Regardless of the reasons for her exit, a 10-year reign as founding editor isn’t too shabby.