Kate Lanphear Named Marie Claire's Creative Director

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Lanphear replaces Nina Garcia, who was named the new editor-in-chief of Elle magazine in September.

Kate Lanphear has been named creative director of Marie Claire, the magazine's editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider announced Monday. 

Lanphear replaces Nina Garcia, who succeeds Robbie Myers as editor-in-chief of Elle.

"Kate is one of the most creative, stylish, sought after talents in fashion today," Fulenwider said in a statement. "She brings with her invaluable expertise and relationships in the fashion and tech community that align perfectly with the vision of Marie Claire. Her discerning eye for smart style will help us continue to create extraordinary content for our readers."

Lanphear will be responsible for overseeing the Hearst glossy's fashion shoots and creative design of the fashion pages. She also will work on expanding the mag's fashion footprint across multiple platforms.

"The DNA of the brand resonates deeply with me and what I believe in. It is an exciting intersection of the worlds that I love — fashion — with technology, social consciousness and empowerment of women," said Lanphear. "I can’t wait to get started and work with Anne and her incredibly talented team."

Prior to joining Marie Claire, Lanphear served as a consultant at Google, where she helped build and launch experiential initiatives on its search platform for fashion weeks. Lanphear held the position of editor-in-chief of Maxim from 2014-2015. She also has had stints at Elle, Harper's Bazaar and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

Lanphear assumes her new position on Monday.

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