(NEW YORK) InStyle has made quite the hiring coup: Eric Wilson will join the Time Inc. title on November 18 as fashion news director, which is a newly-created position at the mag. Wilson has been a beloved fashion voice at The New York Times for the past seven years, serving as a Styles desk reporter as well as co-shouldering the critic role with Cathy Horyn. Before joining The Times in 2005, Wilson was at WWD.
In Wilson’s new role, he will write and edit features on the fashion biz, including designer features, for InStyle in print and online. Besides adding some serious journalistic cred to the glossy, Wilson’s new capacity should mean a refined, distinctive fashion voice for InStyle. How might the buzzy editorial hire sway the toniest of advertisers into InStyle‘s pages (which are already well-stocked with top ads)? Stay tuned. In the meantime, bonne chance to Wilson as he moves into the glossy realm!