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Amy Astley Departs ‘Teen Vogue’ For ‘Architectural Digest’

Amy Astley at a Teen Vogue event. Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images
Amy Astley at a Teen Vogue event. Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images

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Teen Vogue's founding editor in chief, Amy Astley, has departed the magazine, according to a press release sent from Condé Nast to staffers on Thursday. Her new title? Editor in chief of Architectural Digest, replacing Margaret Russell, who held the position since 2010.

Anna Wintour, Condé Nast artistic director, explained the changeup in the following statement.

"Amy's leadership and creativity can be seen in the success of Teen Vogue, which she has built into the influential source of emerging fashion, beauty and culture for young women everywhere. Amy also spent a great deal of her career immersed in art and design, including five years at House & Garden where she served as the de facto personal interior stylist for Alexander Liberman, which has given her a deep knowledge and lifelong passion for design that will lift Architectural Digest to new heights."

To fill the leadership gap left behind by Astley, Elaine Welteroth, most recently Teen Vogue's health and beauty editor, will take up the title of editor and will manage the publication in conjunction with Phillip Picardi, Teen Vogue's digital editorial director since last April. According to Condé Nast's statement, Marie Suter will remain on in her role of creative director, which she has held since 2012.