The editor is following Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Emanuele Farneti out the door as Condé Nast implements a global consolidation strategy. The men’s fashion title is now led globally by US GQ editor Will Welch. Audiffredi made the announcement on Instagram by posting his last editor’s letter for the magazine, and said he will depart the publisher at the end of August. He was named the editor of GQ in 2019, but has held various different roles at Conde Nast Italia since 2007, including editor in chief of Vanity Fair Italia.
Editor Federico Sarica has been named Audiffredi’s successor, according to Italian newspaper Italia Oggi, in an editorial head role that reports to Welch and deputy global editorial director Adam Baidawi.
Global editors Will Welch and Adam Baidawi tell BoF about how they aim to bring American GQ’s take on masculinity to the magazine’s international editions as part of Condé Nast’s new global strategy.