Wednesday, January 19, 2011

BREAKING NEWS! STEPHEN DRUCKER OUT JAY FIELDEN IN AS EDITOR IN CHIEF OF TOWN AND COUNTRY

Photo courtesy of William Waldron/ Elle Decor
The Fielden's modern New Canaan Connecticut home

It was just announced that Jay Fielden is now taking the helm of Town and Country come March. Stephen Drucker is leaving his newly appointed post there to pursue other avenues, and amicably. Most recently, Fielden was the head honcho at the shuttered Men's Vogue, so he brings his worldly approach and trained eye to the corridors of Hearst. He has currently been spending his time penning a book on the legendary red - headed Vogue creative, Grace Coddington, as well as contributing to Vogue.

Fielden shared his take in this quote from Heart's release, saying, “I want Town & Country to be a lively, engrossing read about the American Establishment—but not beholden to it,” Fielden said. “I hope to modernize the magazine’s traditions of great photography, excellent service and stylish writing, and to make it indispensable to readers everywhere drawn to the well-lived, well-informed life.”

Is this move good or bad for loyal T and C followers? Time will tell. At least they have a stellar staff lined up by Drucker that I hope will stay the course.

3 comments:

Design in the Woods said...

Wonder what Drucker will be doing?

quintessence said...

I was so surprised by this announcement. Something pretty special must have presented itself for Drucker to be leaving so quickly - looking forward to hearing what it is. In the meantime, I do love Fielden's work from Men's Vogue. Saw that quote as well and think it is an auspicious hint for hopefully wonderful things to come for T&C!

Anonymous said...

Lots of moves for Mr. Drucker. Would love to know what makes each so special, as he seems to be so talented. So odd . . .