Effective March 1, Jay Fielden, former editor-in-chief of Men’s Vogue, will become editor-in-chief of Town&Country. He replaces Stephen Drucker, who will leave the company after less than a year as the magazine's editor.
Fielden served as editor-in-chief of Men’s Vogue from August 2005 to March 2009. After the magazine ceased publication, he was a contributing editor at Vogue, where he had been arts editor since 2000. From 1992 to 2000, he held various editorial positions at The New Yorker. Most recently, Fielden has been working with Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington on her memoir. He also helped Coddington with the writing and editing of her 2002 coffee-table book, Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue.
“I had the great pleasure of working with Jay at The New Yorker and, even then, I recognized that he was a rising star in the editorial world,” said Hearst President David Carey. “I’m thrilled to have him join Hearst. He has great instincts for the life and interests of the Town&Country reader and for the kind of content they’ll find relevant and engaging.”
Carey added, “Stephen did a terrific job for us at House Beautiful during his nearly five years as editor, and brought many fresh ideas to Town&Country. We wish him much success in his future endeavors.”
About his plans for Town&Country, Fielden said, “I want Town&Country to be a lively, engrossing read about the American Establishment—but not beholden to it. I hope to modernize the magazine’s traditions of great photography, excellent service and stylish writing, and to make it indispensable to readers everywhere drawn to the well-lived, well-informed life.”
Established in 1846, Town&Country is America’s longest continuously published general-interest magazine.