MARGARET RUSSELL NAMED EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

New York, NY, August 5, 2010 Margaret Russell has been named Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest, it was announced today by Thomas J. Wallace, Editorial Director of Condé Nast.  Her appointment is effective September 7, 2010.  The editorial headquarters of Architectural Digest, currently in California, will move to New York City.

Most recently, Ms. Russell was Vice President, Editor-in-Chief of Brand Content of Elle Decor. She has been with Elle Decor for two decades, helping to found the title, and ultimately becoming Editor-in-Chief in 2000.  In 2003, she was named Vice President of Hachette Filipacchi Media.  In addition to the magazine, Ms. Russell oversaw elledecor.com and the Elle Decor series of books.  Ms. Russell is also the author of three books: Designing Women: Interiors by Leading Style Makers, So Chic: Glamorous Lives, Stylish Spaces, and Style and Substance: The Best of ELLE DECOR.  She is a frequent lecturer on interior design and decoration, and has been featured on numerous television shows.

“Margaret Russell is a superb editor and a persuasive communicator,” said Mr. Wallace.  “Her success in publishing, print and digital, as well as her stature in the design community, assures the continuation of Architectural Digest as the world’s preeminent design publication.”

This appointment marks a return to Condé Nast for Ms. Russell, who began her career as an Editorial Assistant atGlamour Magazine.  She is a graduate of Brown University.

Architectural Digest,
published by Condé Nast, is the authority in design and architecture and reaches more than 5 million affluent readers each month.  The magazine offers firsthand and exclusive access to extraordinary people, places and things across the design continuum.

Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications, operates in 25 countries.  In the United States, Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, two trade publications and 27 websites that garner international acclaim and unparalleled consumer engagement.

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6 Comments to 'Margaret Russell Named Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest'

Denise 05 Aug 10 at 10:06 pm

That’s great news! But who will be the editor-in-chief of Elle Decor now?

I want to congratulate Margaret Russell on becoming Editor-in-Chief with Architectural Digest .I wish for her the best . May she have a long and successful career with such a outstanding magazine.

Rebecca-NY 06 Aug 10 at 8:14 am

Rumor has it that Michael Boodro (current executive editor) will be the interim editor at ELLE DECOR. We’ll just have to wait and see!

Ann Shumbo 06 Aug 10 at 12:52 pm

I am beyond excited. It’s about time. I loved AD however, the more experienced I got as a designer and learning the field I understood that this magazine was really missing something. They featured all the same designers all the time. It’s time to freshen it up and Margaret Russell couldn’t be more perfect. So excited. Might start buying it again.

gina 08 Aug 10 at 12:51 pm

I adore her! Everything she touches is sure to be a success! Cant wait to see what happens!

http://bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com/

aansy 08 Aug 10 at 11:48 pm

wow that is a great news. love her books so convenient ideas in them.

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