Lindsay Peoples Wagner Leaves "Teen Vogue," Returns to "New York" Magazine’s "The Cut"
13 Jan 2021
Lindsay Peoples Wagner, who made media history as both one of the nation’s youngest editors-in-chief and one of the rare Black women in that role, has left Teen Vogue to become editor-in-chief of The Cut, New York magazine’s style and culture site.
“I’m thrilled that she will be coming back to take the reins,” said The Cut’s most recent editor-in-chief, Stella Bugbee, who is now editor-at-large at New York magazine. “Her commitment to creating an inclusive fashion community is unparalleled in the industry. She’s a force who’s just at the beginning of her career, and I look forward to watching her as she blazes her path forward.”
Peoples Wagner has returned to The Cut, where she worked as fashion market editor from 2015 to 2018, after two years as editor-in-chief at Teen Vogue. At Teen Vogue, she was the youngest editor-in-chief of a Condé Nast publication and one of the few Black journalists in leadership roles at the company’s magazines. While there, she co-founded the Black in Fashion Council, which has enlisted the support of the Human Rights Campaign to provide benchmarking around corporate policies and practices that are pertinent to the inclusivity of Black employees. Under Peoples Wagner’s leadership, the Council established an Equality Index Score for companies across fashion and beauty brands and the media that covers them.
During her first tenure at The Cut, Peoples Wagner won the 2017 ASME Next Award, honoring outstanding achievement by magazine journalists under the age of 30. She also gained acclaim for her 2018 exposé, “Everywhere and Nowhere: What it’s really like to be Black and work in fashion.” The piece featured in more than 100 people of color’s insights and perspectives on diversity in fashion. In 2019, Peoples Wagner was celebrated among Business of Fashion's BoF 500. In 2020, she was named to Forbes’ “30 under 30” list and included on the 2020 “Root 100” list of the most influential African Americans.