Longtime editor in chief Linda Wells has been let go at Condé Nast.

Wells, who founded Allure in 1991, has been replaced by former editor in chief and chief marketing officer of Nylon Media Michelle Lee, according to Condé Nast president Bob Sauerberg.

Lee’s appointment begins immediately.

“When Linda Wells launched Allure, it broke new ground and redefined the beauty category, and she leaves us with that rich heritage to build upon,” Sauerberg said. “Today we begin a new phase of innovation for the brand, with Michelle paving the way for the next wave of consumers who crave interactive beauty content that’s both inspiring and approachable.”

Most recently, Lee was editor in chief and chief marketing officer of Nylon Media, where she oversaw all editorial content, native advertising and marketing for Nylon, Nylon Guys and nylon.com. Lee also helped launch Nylon Studio, the company’s in-house creative agency, and led the overall strategic direction for the Nylon brand.

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