Margaret Angèle Russell (born June 25 in New Canaan, Connecticut) was the Editor in Chief of Architectural Digest from September 2010 to June 2016. She succeeded longtime editor Paige Rense Noland. Russell spearheaded a highly regarded redesign of the magazine, the relaunch of the website, and the launch of AD’s tablet editions.
Prior to joining Architectural Digest, Russell served as VP/Editor in Chief of Elle Decor, a publication that she helped found in 1989. During her tenure, Ms. Russell also created elledecor.com and produced the best-selling Elle Decor book series.
Russell is a trustee of God’s Love We Deliver and the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, having previously served on the boards of DIFFA and the Alpha Workshops. Much of her charity work has focused on raising millions of dollars to support HIV/AIDS preventive-education and direct-care programs.
Additionally, Russell is a presidential appointee to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and she’s also a member of the Advisory Council of the Philip Johnson Glass House, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Russell is the author of several books, including So Chic and Style and Substance.
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