Dennis Freedman Leaves W

freedman04012010.pngW Magazine creative director Dennis Freedman is leaving the magazine, he confirmed to Women’s Wear Daily yesterday.

The dapper Freedman, who has been named one of New York‘s “Most Beautiful New Yorkers” and has modeled for Uniqlo, had been at W since the early 90s. His is the first high-level departure from the magazine since Stefano Tonchi was named editor of the Cond&eacute Nast title.

“I have had the most extraordinary experience working with some of the most talented and brilliant photographers, artists and editors in the world, and these collaborations have brought me unbelievable joy and satisfaction. For me, this has been one of the greatest opportunities I could ever hope for,” Freedman said to WWD.