Lindsay Peoples Wagner has been named editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, a position that’s been vacant since Elaine Welteroth left the publication in January to pursue other career interests.
Peoples Wagner currently serves as the fashion editor at New York Magazine and the Cut, but will begin her new position at Teen Vogue on Oct. 18. In her new role, Peoples Wagner will oversee digital, social, video and events including the Teen Vogue Summit.
“Lindsay is a gifted talent who can equally inspire and challenge her audiences,” said Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor-in-chief of Vogue, in a statement. “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.”
Peoples Wagner’s work with the Cut is noted for tackling topics such as race, culture and politics through the lens of fashion and beauty, which aligns perfectly with the shift in content towards political and social issues Teen Vogue saw under Welteroth’s leadership.
“When Lindsay came to the Cut it was immediately apparent that she knew how she wanted to use her voice to change the fashion world,” said the Cut’s editor-in-chief and president Stella Bugbee. “She’s got a keen eye for talent and a strong point of view on style. It’s a very good sign that Conde Nast can recognize it. I’ll miss her enormously but am so excited for her to blaze a trail.”
Peoples Wagner began career began in the fashion closet at Teen Vogue. She also later worked as a fashion market assistant for the publication before working at Style.com. In 2017, she won the ASME Next award for outstanding achievement by magazine journalists under the age of 30.
“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,” said Peoples Wagner in a statement. “I’m looking forward to our coverage—whether it be on fashion, politics, celebrities or beauty — being both necessary and dynamic to cultural conversations.”