Karlie Kloss joins ‘Project Runway’, Versace coming to New York and more news

Teen Vogue names its new editor-in-chief
Condé Nast’s next-gen-focused online platform, Teen Vogue, named Lindsay Peoples Wagner editor-in-chief. The move takes Wagner from market editor at The Cut, where her work often navigated the race and culture landscape in fashion, to Teen Vogue where she is filling the top brass post left open by Phillip Picardi’s exit from Condé Nast. In a statement, Anna Wintour said of Wagner, “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.”

Versace’s first pre-fall runway will be held in New York come December
On December 2nd, Versace will be coming to New York for its pre-fall runway show, a first for the house, reported by WWD. The date is Donatella’s late brother Gianni’s birthday. The Italian luxury brand made headlines recently when Michael Kors Holdings acquired the company for $2.1 billion. Versace joins Chanel, who is showing its Métiers d’Art collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on New York’s December calendar. [WWD]

Florence’s Pitti Uomo picks Y/Project’s Glenn Martens as its guest designer
Pitti Uomo has announced Glenn Martens, who created the buzzy French brand Y/Project, as the Italian men’s trade show’s guest designer. The appointment adds him to a list of previous designers like Raf Simons, Virgil Abloh and Craig Green. He will show Y/Project’s A/W 2019 collection in Florence instead of Paris. The chief executive of Pitti Immagine, Raffaello Napoleone, told the Business of Fashion, “Glenn has created a new aesthetic language that we really like.” Also told to BOF, Marten’s said, “Our womenswear has much more followers [but] the core of each collection is shown during men’s season [so] Pitti Uomo presents a big platform to put our menswear in the spotlight.” [BOF]

Karlie Kloss will now host Project Runway
After 16 seasons Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum are leaving the show in which design contestants compete for a prize of $100,000. Stepping in as host and executive producer is supermodel Karlie Kloss––solidifying her household name status. As for Gunn’s role: season four’s winner, Christian Siriano, will become the mentor to the designers. Other judges will be designer Brandon Maxwell and editors Elaine Welteroth and Nina Garcia. Karlie Kloss’ made the announcement on her Instagram saying, “I am the HOST of #ProjectRunway!!!”.

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