Eva Chen Confirms She is Leaving Lucky

Installed as EIC since June 2013, Chen announced her decision today via Twitter and Instagram.

Stephanie Chan at our sister publication The Hollywood Reporter has all the relevant tweets, shared today by Eva Chen.

Chen’s announcement that she will be leaving the evolving Lucky magazine brand “to spend some time with my family” confirms Alexandra Steigrad’s April 29 scoop:

Multiple sources have indicated that the magazine is going all digital, and that several investors in Silicon Valley have been interested in an acquisition of the company.

Chen rejoined Lucky as editor-in-chief in June 2013. In an interview that fall with our colleague Emma Bazilian, she talked about how she segued back to the publication:

“I was brought in as a consultant by Anna [Wintour], and she has given priceless guidance and perspective. She does understand the innate differences between the magazines — actually, all the magazines in the portfolio — and that’s why it’s been so enjoyable working with her. She understands the tone and vision for Lucky as I see it.”

[Image via: Instagram]

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