Lindsay Peoples Wagner first got on our radar as the assistant to Senior Fashion Market Editor at Teen Vogue Since then, she has taken fashion by storm, focusing on culture, race and politics.
She went to serve as fashion editor for New York Magazine’s The Cut, where she won the ASME Next award for journalists under 30.
Now, she’s returning to the teen glossy as its second Black editor-in-chief on October 18.
“Lindsay is a gifted talent who can equally inspire and challenge her audiences,” said Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and Vogue Editor-in-Chief. “She brings a sophistication and fresh perspective to the cultural moments and social themes that activate our Teen Vogue readers and we are very excited to have her back at Condé Nast.”
Lindsay rejoins Teen Vogue after it went all-digital in November 2017. She replaces Phillip Picardi, who left Condé Nast to serve as EIC for Out magazine. Phillip assumed editorial duties after Elaine Welteroth (the first Black EIC) left in January 2018.
“As a former intern and assistant at Teen Vogue, I’m so excited to come full circle and be back at a time when there is nothing more powerful or important than a young person who is passionate about change. I’m looking forward to our coverage—whether it be on fashion, politics, celebrities or beauty—being both necessary and dynamic to cultural conversations,” said Lindsay in a statement.