Another One for Print Media: ‘Interview’ Magazine is Folding

And another one bites the dust. Another print publication is coming to an end, specifically, Interview Magazine.

On Monday social media reports by staff revealed that the publication has folded.

Since its launch in 1969 by Andy Warhol, Interview has been known for its extensive coverage of fashion, film, art, and music, as well as many visually striking covers.

But for the past few years, Interview has been facing some challenges.

Here are some of the challenges:

2016 – former Editor-in-Chief Keith Pollock left the mag for an executive director role, overseeing Architectural Digest’s digital content.

2018 – other team members follow, including Senior Fashion and Accessories Editor Julia Gall (who is now an Accessories Director at Marie Claire).

And this year continues with its challenges as the publication is currently facing two major lawsuits.

Lawsuit 1 – Back in February, Page Six reported that Interview’s owner Peter Brant is facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit from former senior executive Deborah Blasucci.

Blasucci claims that she was fired from her position, which she held for more than 30 years, for making “too much money.”

On top of that, the Interview staff was allegedly locked out of the Soho-based office by the building’s manager due to unpaid rent.

Lawsuit 2 – Editorial Director, Fabien Baron, resigned in April along with Creative Director Karl Templer but is suing the magazine for about $600,000.

According to Page Six, the reason for the suit is due to unpaid invoices from 2015 to 2018. In addition to that, Baron’s wife, stylist Ludivine Poiblanc, is also owed $66,000 for her own work with the magazine.

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