MAC Cosmetics poaches Paper Magazine’s Drew Elliott

The former ‘America’s Next Top Model’ judge will be tasked with leading and executing MAC’s creative visions and processes

Estée Lauder Companies-owned beauty brand MAC Cosmetics has hired Paper Magazine Editor-in-Chief Drew Elliott as its Senior VP and Global Creative Director.

The former America’s Next Top Model judge spent more than fifteen years with the publication in a number of senior roles.

However, in 2007 he took a 12 month hiatus from the brand and again from 2012 to 2014.

During his time away from the brand, Elliott served as VP of Brand Integration for media production firm theAudience and as Senior Account Executive for New York-based public relations company Ketchum.

In his new position, Elliott will lead and execute all of MAC’s creative processes to drive the brand’s global image.

“Drew’s ability to translate consumer data points into creative ideas, coupled with his deep knowledge of fashion, beauty, pop-culture and entertainment, make him ideally suited to lead creative while fuelling the next chapter for MAC’s growth,” said the brand’s Senior VP and General Manager, Philippe Pinatel.

Estée Lauder Companies’ Executive Group President, John Demsey, added: “Drew is a true industry tastemaker who defines our cultural zeitgeist.

“Over his career he’s been a friend and partner to MAC and to our artists, giving him a unique perspective on how the brand visually takes shape.

“His inherent understanding of the MAC DNA and shared values with the brand, combined with his unique creative talents and industry expertise, position him well to take on the role of Global Creative Director and re-affirm the brand as a creative force.”

Elliott will take up the new role on 28 October.

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