After 17 years at the helm of the Condé Nast-owned title, Arp announced that the January/February 2021 issue of the publication would be her last, speaking in German in an Instagram TV video. “As [Theodor] Fontane says, ‘Declarations of love should be short,’” she said. “Vogue is always going to be one of my true loves and will forever be in my heart, but our journey together has come to an end with this issue.”
Arp’s departure is the latest in a string of shifts in a bid to cut cost and streamline operations since the American publisher merged with its international arm in 2019, under New York-based chief executive Roger Lynch. Within the last month, Vogue Spain editor Eugenia de la Torriente and Vogue China editor Angelica Cheung have exited the company, British Vogue announced changes in its publishing team, and Natalia Gamero del Castillo — previously managing director of Condé Nast Spain — was appointed the single managing director of Europe.
Further changes are expected.