The move fills the void that opened when Conde Nast tapped Edward Menicheschi, who had been president at WWD Media Worldwide, to succeed the ousted Alan Katz as VP-publisher at Vanity Fair.
Mr. Lagani will oversee Women's Wear Daily, WWD.com, DNR and Footwear News -- which Mr. Menicheschi had handled -- as well as Fairchild Summits, Fairchild Books and Fairchild Classified. He will continue to report to Mitchell B. Fox, group president and publisher director, Conde Nast.
Susan Rerat was named to assume control of the wedding books as VP-publishing director, Conde Nast Bridal Media. She had been VP-managing director, Brides.com.