Publications everywhere have been fawning over 33-year-old Eva Chen since she replaced Brandon Holley as editor of Lucky earlier this Summer. What hasn't received as much attention is the second editor in chief who's been replaced with a younger hire since Anna Wintour became the artistic director at Lucky's parent company, Conde Nast.
Late last week, the publisher announced that it would replace Conde Nast Traveler editor Klara Glowczewska
, who'd been in control of the magazine since 2005, with Pilar Guzman, the 43-year-old former editor of Martha Stewart Living
. The switch brings Guzman back to the Conde Nast family. In 2005, when she was only 35, Guzman was named editor of Conde's now-defunct parenting magazine Cookie
An unnamed Conde Nast editor told WWD that Glowczewska might have been fired because she "didn't fit with the mold of the new, millennial Conde Nast." And while Guzman isn't the youngest editor of the company's stable, she's certainly younger than many. The average age of a Conde Nast editor is nearly 50. (Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair is the company's eldest editor at 64. Wintour, at 63, isn't far behind.)
Chen, meanwhile, is the youngest of the bunch, and the company has recently appointed some other young editors. Scott Dadich, 36, was named editor of Wired last November. Keija Minor, the company's first and only black editor in chief, assumed control of Brides last September at age 40.
The shift toward younger editors seems representative of a new direction for the company, which recently debuted major online overhauls of both Lucky and Bon Appetit and formally launched a digital video network earlier this year. But the fact is, as long as there have been magazines, there have been young editors. Below, we track some of the youngest editors at our favorite style magazines