A New Ital­ian Van­ity Fair

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Si­mone Marchetti has been named ed­i­tor in chief of Van­ity Fair Italia.The fash­ion critic will take on the post in De­cem­ber, re­plac­ing for­mer ed­i­tor in chief Daniela Ha­maui, who had joined the pub­li­ca­tion in May 2017.

The ap­point­ment was re­vealed by Condé Nast Italia chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Fedele Usai, who said “Si­mone [Marchetti] has the tal­ent, the com­pe­tence, the cu­rios­ity and the bold­ness re­quired to lead a brand such as Van­ity Fair.”

“The busi­ness of pub­lish­ing needs project cre­ation and courage, val­ues which are in­grained in the DNA of Condé Nast,” Usai added while thank­ing Ha­maui for her work over the past year and a half. Ha­maui will con­tinue to col­lab­o­rate with the ti­tle as a con­trib­u­tor.

Born in 1973, Marchetti started his ca­reer in fash­ion jour­nal­ism as a con­trib­u­tor to Donna Moderna and Casa Amica, two ti­tles un­der the um­brella of pub­lish­ing house Mon­dadori. In 2006 he en­tered L'Es­presso Group work­ing to the launch of the now-de­funct monthly mag­a­zine Vel­vet and in 2009 moved on to help launch the first sec­tion ded­i­cated to fash­ion on news­pa­per La Repub­blica's web site, for which he served as fash­ion critic. Most re­cently he ap­peared on Ital­ian dig­i­tal satel­lite tele­vi­sion plat­form Sky Italia host­ing the pro­gram “Mix & Match,” ded­i­cated to fash­ion styling and de­vel­oped in part­ner­ship with Yoox. Marchetti joined the dig­i­tal move­ment early on, and he counts 105,000 In­sta­gram fol­low­ers at press time.

Van­ity Fair Italia was es­tab­lished in 2003 as the first in­ter­na­tional non-English lan­guage edi­tion of the ti­tle. The Ital­ian mag­a­zine is the only weekly ver­sion pub­lished world­wide. — MARTINO CAR­RERA

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