>> Aliona Doletskaya, who resigned from editing Vogue Russia last year (and was once rumored to be in the running for Anna Wintour's position), has a new gig. She has teamed with Vladislav Doronin (Naomi Campbell's billionaire boyfriend) and Bernard Runge, CEO of Phillips de Pury & Company, to launch Russian and German editions of Interview magazine.
Doletskaya will edit both of the magazines (Interview Russia hits newsstands at the end of the year, followed by Interview Germany in early 2012), and Jo-Ann Furniss, who resigned as editor of Arena Homme Plus earlier this year, will act as international fashion director.
In a press release, Doletskaya said she was excited to work on magazines for two different countries: “Moscow and Berlin are cultural capitals of the modern world. The progressive, open-minded communities in those cities are booming. They have the drive and desire to grow, to discover, to move forward. Interview has always been a creative platform for talented individuals unafraid to break taboos and freely express their artistic vision. Now is the time to do so on this side of the ocean.”