Anne Fulenwider, Marie Claire’s new editor in chief, is putting in place her new editorial team at the magazine. Along with adding W’s Alex Gonzalez as Marie Claire’s new artistic director, Fulenwider promoted her fashion director Nina Garcia to creative director.
Gonzalez, who will be responsible for the overall “look and feel” of Marie Claire, replaces former creative director Suzanne Sykes, who left for Elle UK in September. Gonzalez joined W as creative director in 2011 and was responsible for the magazine’s redesign under then-newly-appointed editor in chief Stefano Tonchi, with whom he had worked at L’Uomo Vogue. Gonzalez is also the co-founder and executive creative director of branding agency AR New York, where he plans to continue working with several clients.
Garcia has served as Marie Claire’s fashion director for the past three years, following 13 years at Elle, where she was also fashion director. (She’s also well known for being a longtime judge on Project Runway, dating back to her days at Elle.) Since joining Marie Claire, Garcia has been lauded for bringing high-fashion credibility to the magazine, which has, in turn, attracted a roster of new luxury advertisers.