Sue Grant-Marshall

Sue Grant-Marshall

    Having restored the grande dame of English women's glossies to its former status, next month Ann Donald bows out of Fairlady after four years at the helm. It could be the quietest departure of an editor in the magazine's history, writes Sue Grant-Marshall.

    It has to be the ultimate irony that Fairlady editor, Ann Donald, described in the November issue of The Media as the "quiet editor", has bucked at the last fence. She officially resigned in September but was due to leave only at the end of the year. Instead, she left the magazine earlier in protest at not being allowed to run a controversial feature on cellulite creams that named brands.