According to WWD, even though Elle and former fashion director Nina Garcia have not yet
settled on the terms of their future working relationship (nor her
relationship to "Project Runway," since Elle is contracted to the show
through season five) it is clear the winds have changed. Elle has moved several staffers up the ladder, including
Garcia’s old assistants, to fill the gap.
Kate Lanphear, senior
style and market editor who is said to be a possible successor for
Garcia, has been promoted to style director. Joann Pailey, formerly
senior fashion market editor, was promoted to market director. Jade Frampton was promoted to a market editor and Malina Joseph has
been named fashion bookings editor. A replacement for Garcia has not yet been appointed.
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