FINDING THE RIGHT FIT: Lawrence Karol sure is taking a tour of Condé Nast magazines. Back in April, the former Gourmet editor was tapped by Stefano Tonchi to become executive managing editor of W. Five months later, Karol left with Tonchi’s blessing to take on a similar role at Architectural Digest. Karol had formerly worked for AD and upon learning that it was getting a new editor and moving its headquarters to New York, he told Tonchi he was interested in going back to his old haunt.
Now word has it that the AD position wasn’t a good fit for Karol and he’s moved on to Lucky as managing editor. Karol did not respond to requests for comment by press time, but a spokeswoman for the magazine confirmed he has been hired. Here’s hoping third time’s a charm.