New W Creative Director Already Gone

by Liz Colville

Jody Quon, the former photo director of New York magazine who moved to W as creative director a mere six months ago, has left the magazine, Daily Front Row reports. Quon’s been responsible for three issues, including the August issue featuring Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall (no big change from the W repertoire there), and the most recent, featuring a nearly-nude Kim Kardashian (quite a big change there, especially since the issue was pegged as “The Art Issue”). But is it just about the covers? DFR does mention the continued “sleepy grey backgrounds” that W has been going with for years. Perhaps troubling, since Quon was known for her visual acrobatics at New York. Anyway, W says the decision was “mutual” and that it won’t be filling Quon’s position; Stefano Tonchi’s number-two will be design director Joseph Logan.