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Allure Editor-in-Chief Michelle Lee Departs for Netflix

The head of Condé Nast’s beauty title will be joining streaming giant Netflix in July as vice president of editorial and publishing within the marketing division.
Allure's editor in chief Michelle Lee is heading to Netflix. Getty Images
Allure's editor in chief Michelle Lee is heading to Netflix. Getty Images (Cindy Ord)

The head of Condé Nast’s beauty title is exiting the magazine after more than five years in the role. She will be joining streaming giant Netflix in July as vice president of editorial and publishing within the marketing division and moving to Los Angeles as part of the shift.

Lee joins a growing group of magazine editors exiting print media and heading to tech platforms in recent years — including TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest — to support their content strategies and liaise with fashion and beauty influencers and advertisers.

“I’m so proud of my brilliant, creative colleagues and everything we’ve accomplished together,” Lee wrote on Instagram. “I think we’ve truly shifted the way people look at and talk about beauty.”

Lee joined Allure in 2015, succeeding founding editor Linda Wells. She came to the position from Nylon where she had a dual role of editor-in-chief and chief marketing officer. At Allure, Lee has worked consistently to bring more diversity to the magazine’s pages ahead of what is now an industry trend, designing issues around banning the word “anti-ageing” and recently launching a “The Melanin Edit” section of the website dedicated to Black skin. This summer, the magazine will open its first storefront in Soho, an example of a way Condé Nast is aiming to diversify its revenue streams and modernise its print titles amid global consolidation and industry contraction.

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