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Vogue May Hire Net-a-Porter Founder Natalie Massenet

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Natalie Massenet is rumored to join Vogue in some capacity, the New York Post reports. The Net-a-Porter founder unexpectedly left the company she built last September, in the middle of the company's merger with Yoox.

Since, Massenet has presumably been living off the more-than-ample parting cash of $153 million. She's also served as chairman of the British Fashion Council since early September.

Now, the New York Post reports that there's talk Massenet will be Anna Wintour's new right-hand since Grace Coddington has stepped down. The Post cites Coddington's departure as one of the events that sparked talks between Vogue and Massenet. The other is a Hillary Clinton fundraiser that Massenet is hosting in London that Wintour will attend.

"They are very good friends," the Post source says of Wintour and Massenet.

Massenet, with all her experience at Net-a-Porter, would also be a logical choice to head up when it relaunches as an e-commerce site.

"Massenet is seen as a savvy executive in a world that Condé is striving to figure out," the Post writes.