Graydon Carter to Step Down as Vanity Fair Editor After 25 Years

Jerome Frank
September 8, 2017

Carter launched the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, an exclusive event that attracts some of the biggest celebrities each year.

The move marks the end of an era for the media world, where Carter reigned as one of the industry's most influential and well-known editors during his 25-year tenure at the magazine.

Vanity Fair was the first to unveil the identity of the Watergate source "Deep Throat", and also published a controversial nude photo of pregnant actress Demi Moore.

Spy took special glee in attacking Mr. Trump, who Mr. Carter memorably deemed a "short-fingered vulgarian".

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"I want to leave while the magazine is on top", Carter, 68, told the Times on Wednesday.

"I've loved every moment of my time here and I've pretty much accomplished everything I've ever wanted to do", Carter said in a statement, adding that he was "now eager to try out this "third act" thing". The reason Vanity Fair feels like Vanity Fair is all because of Carter and imagining any other point of view from the publication is hard. "So I blew up all the tweets and I framed them all". Said garden leave includes time at a rented house in Provence.

Although no successor has been named, Carter revealed he pitched a few ideas. "Among those of us who have worked with Graydon Carter for a long time, the thought has lingered uncomfortably in the back of our minds that he might someday snap shut his laptop, pull on his Anderson & Sheppard overcoat, and get on with the rest of his life, leaving Vanity Fair behind".

While Carter has a storied career in journalism, unmasking the key source in the Watergate scandal, bolstering the publication's elite status, and fostering a close relationship with the powerful industries the magazine covered, Carter's long-simmering feud with one famous NY celebrity businessman became newly relevant in recent years.

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