It's official: Eva Chen has been named the editor in chief of Lucky magazine, replacing Brandon Holley. Chen, the former beauty and health director of Teen Vogue, had been consulting at Lucky with Condé Nast's artistic director, Anna Wintour.
The staff change was announced in an internal memo sent to Condé Nast employees Tuesday. A source told Fashionista that the entire Lucky staff was summoned to an "emergency meeting" earlier in the day.
In a statement, Wintour praised Chen's international presence and called her "the quintessential Lucky girl. Eva is a woman of tremendous talent and experience. I have worked with her over the last few years, both during her time at Teen Vogue, and as she has been consulting with Lucky. Her lengthy experience in our industry gives her a solid foundation in both digital and e-commerce."
Chen's impact on the magazine will start to appear in its September issue, the most important month for print fashion magazines. Chen is also one of the few editors in chief at Condé Nast's domestic magazines who isn't white. Her colleague Keija Minor became the first black editor in chief at the company when she was appointed to lead Brides in September.
There's no word yet on what Holley's next move will be. Before coming to Lucky in 2010, Holley had been editor in chief of Yahoo! Shine.