On Monday morning, it was announced that Vogue.com editor Stuart Emmrich will leave the publication at the end of the summer. He was hired less than a year ago following the departure of creative digital director Sally Singer in December.
Prior to joining Vogue.com, Emmrich had a career in print, spending seven years running the “Style” section at the New York Times before decamping to the L.A. Times in 2018. In a candid interview with Daily Front Row in February, he said that the Vogue.com position interested him because it was digital, and that Anna Wintour offered him the opportunity to help “reinvent” the website. His goal was to beef up its coverage of politics, climate change, and social responsibility. (He and Wintour also “bonded” over their love of theater and tennis, which Emmrich wrote about himself as well.)
According to Business of Fashion, Emmrich informed Wintour of his “desire to return to writing” a few weeks ago. In the same Front Row interview, he mentioned that he had a “book idea,” and that he’d returned to New York to “try to work out a contract with a magazine while pursuing [it].”
Emmrich’s replacement has not yet been announced. In a June 5 memo, Wintour wrote that were “too few” Black employees at Vogue, adding that this historic moment in America was “a time of listening, reflection, and humility for those of us in positions of privilege and authority.”