Renowned Editor of Interview Magazine Ingrid Sischy Resigns After 18 Years

Jan 23, 2008, 00:00 ET from HL Group

    NEW YORK, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingrid Sischy today announced her
 resignation as Editor-in-Chief of Interview Magazine. "I have had the honor
 of editing one of the most unique titles in magazine publishing and working
 with tremendously talented people in our industry. With Sandra Brant's
 decision to sell her interest in Brant Publications, it is only appropriate
 that I resign at this time. Sandy and I have worked together as a team, and
 that has been a huge part of the fun of it. While it is difficult to
 contemplate being away from this extraordinary experience, the time is
 right and Interview is firmly positioned for even greater success," Sischy
     Over Ms. Sischy's tenure she has built Interview into an
 internationally recognized title that covers the world of art, fashion,
 entertainment and pop culture. During her more than 18 year tenure as
 Editor-in-Chief the circulation of the magazine has grown significantly and
 has become a mainstay vehicle for marketers around the world who are
 interested in reaching a discerning, culturally aware audience.
     "When I was first drafted as editor after Andy Warhol's death I thought
 I'd stay a few years, devote myself to helping the magazine find its
 post-Warhol life, and then get back to my writing. Although leaving the
 magazine and wonderful staff behind is difficult, it is the right decision
 and one that will allow the new owners to establish their own editorial
 stamp on the magazine. I am now more than ever, eager to get back to my
 writing and have several big projects in front of me that need my
     "Managing such an important part of Andy Warhol's legacy has been a
 huge responsibility and I am proud of what Sandy and my editorial team have
 accomplished in terms of content and growth. I wish everyone the best of
 luck and hope this great American magazine will continue to flourish,"
 Sischy concluded.
     "Ingrid has done a masterful job of making Interview successful. When
 she first arrived here after Andy's death the future of the magazine was in
 question and there was an enormous amount of anxiety. She not only moved us
 through that period but has taken the magazine to a level of success and
 recognition that is beyond anything we thought possible. Her leadership,
 thoughtfulness, journalistic expertise and editorial vision have been
 critical," Sandra Brant commented.
     Ms. Sischy started her career at Artforum Magazine in 1979 and is a
 widely published author on a range of cultural subjects. She has
 contributed to a broad range of magazines, including The New York Times,
 and has been the fashion and photography critic for The New Yorker. In 1996
 she was the Artistic Director of the first Florence Fashion Biennale,
 conceiving and organizing the exhibition which occupied 26 museums
 throughout Florence, Italy and its outskirts. Part of this exhibition was
 subsequently presented at the Guggenheim Museum. Sischy has been a
 contributing editor for Vanity Fair since 1997. A graduate of Sarah
 Lawrence College, she received an honorary PhD in the humanities from the
 Moore College of Art in 1987.