Michelle Lee

Editor-in-Chief, Allure

Michelle Lee is Editor-in-Chief of Allure which, under her transformative leadership, was named Magazine of the Year by Adweek in 2017. Evolving the 27-year-old “Beauty Expert” into an innovative multimedia brand that champions diversity and challenges antiquated beauty standards also earned her the coveted title of AdWeek’s Editor of the Year. Lee is leading a new wave of next gen editors who live and breathe digital, social, video, and branded content as well as print across generations. Recently, she declared that Allure would stop using the term “anti-aging,” which sparked a movement around how we view aging in the United States–a particularly prescient move, given the sizeable and aging Baby Boomer population. Prior to joining Allure, she was Editor-in-Chief and Chief Marketing Officer at NYLON, where she was in charge of editorial content as well as the ideation and execution of native advertising. The Renaissance woman is also a former ballerina and speaks sign language.