Nina Garcia Just Landed a Huge—and Surprising!—New Job in Fashion

Nina's huge following will help her in this role. 

As they say in fashion: one day you're creative director at Marie Claire, and the next you're the brand new editor-in-chief of Elle. (Or, you know. Something like that.)

Right on the heels of yesterday's announcement that Robbie Meyers will leave her position as Elle's top editorial dog—a role she's held for 17 years—comes news of her replacement. And that replacement is... Nina Garcia! Though some speculated that Joe Zee or The Cut's Stella Bugbee would step in, the job has officially gone to Garcia.

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The Project Runway judge is a well-known figure in the fashion community and beyond, and that shows up in her staggering social-media following. In a statement, president of Hearst Magazines David Carey described Garcia as: "an important authority in fashion, respected by her peers for her personal style, her ability to spot talent, and her deep relationships across the industry. She’s also known to millions around the world for her role on Project Runway and the dynamic, behind-the-scenes life she shares with 4.5 million engaged followers on social media. Her love of fashion is deeply felt and it will resonate on every page."

This is an interesting turn of events! Garcia will assume the role on September 18. We can't wait to see how the hallowed glossy will evolve under her eye.

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