Vogue Event Director Stephanie Winston Wolkoff Resigns

By Michael O'Connell June 19, 2009, 11:52 AM EDT

Vogue special events director Stephanie Winston Wolkoff resigned this week after 11 years with the magazine, according to WWD. As editor in chief Anna Wintour's go-to strategist, her largest task each year was producing the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute gala.

Winston Wolkoff began her tenure at Vogue as manager of public relations and, since being promoted to special events director, has overseen the execution of initiatives such as 7th on Sale and the C.F.D.A./Vogue Fashion Fund. In a statement published in WWD, Winston Wolkoff had this to say about her departure: “It’s so hard to walk away from it all, but 11 years and three children later, it’s just time for me to step away and spend more time with my family.”

There's no word yet on whether Vogue has a replacement in mind.

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