The slow and steady dismantling of the Elle magazine old guard continues apace with today's ouster of Elle.com executive editor Jennifer Schonborn for Keith Pollock, veteran of Conde Nast's Style.com and friend of the magazine's new creative director Joe Zee.
A recap: Last fall, Elle founding creative director Gilles Bensimon underwent a demotion in title and was moved to the bottom of the masthead. Zee came on soon after, and, in the space of the next three months, no fewer than five edit-side staffers departed the magazine (art director Guillaume Bruneau, articles editor Danielle Nussbaum, fashion news editor Susan Cernek, market editor Silvia Sitar, associate editor Meaghan Schwarting, and editorial assistant Lindsay Talbot). Now Schonborn goes. So who's next? Word on the street is that the girls in the Elle fashion department are worried for Fashion Director and Project Runway bad-cop Nina Garcia, who is said to dislike Zee and, more ominously, is currently out on maternity leave.
Under Zee Influence [Fashion Week Daily]