The women’s magazine shuffle continues. Alex Gonzalez has been named the new artistic director at Marie Claire and Nina Garcia, currently Marie Claire’s fashion director, has been promoted to creative director at the magazine.
“Alex and Nina are both inspired visual storytellers, and I am excited about what they will each bring to this new phase in Marie Claire’s evolution,” said Anne Fulenwider, who has been the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire since September. “Alex’s impeccable taste and discerning eye will add a fresh point of view, and Nina truly embodies Marie Claire from a fashion and style perspective.”
Mr. Gonzalez, who is coming from a stint as creative director of W, will be in charge of the overall design of Marie Claire. Before W, Mr. Gonzalez was the creative director of GQ and Mirabella, and relaunched German Vogue, Manner Vogue and L’Uomo Vogue.
Both Ms. Garcia and Mr. Gonzalez have other jobs in addition to Marie Claire. Mr. Gonzalez will continue as executive creative director of the branding advertising agency AR New York, which he co-founded in 1996. Ms. Garcia is a Project Runway judge. Mr. Gonzalez starts next week, and Ms. Garcia’s promotion is effective immediately.