British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman is to step down as editor-in-chief after more than 25 years in post. Ms Shulman will leave in the summer. Her successor has not yet been named. It was "hard to find a rational reason to leave" but she "wanted to experience a different life", she said. Nicholas Coleridge, managing director of the magazine's publisher Condé Nast, said: "Alex has been the longest-serving and most successful editor of Vogue in its 100 year history."
British Vogue has confirmed Edward Enninful as its first male editor. Enninful, who has previously worked for Italian and American Vogue, will take over from Alexandra Shulman, who announced her departure in January. Condé Nast International's Jonathan Newhouse said Enninful was "an influential figure in the communities of fashion, Hollywood and music". He is currently the fashion and creative director at W Magazine, where he has worked since 2011. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents.
British Vogue has been no stranger to criticism of late. And, Naomi Campbell has just come for the fashion magazine's lack of diversity under the leadership of its former editor-in-chief. The supermodel posted a photo of Vogue's all-white editorial staff on her Instagram, noting that it had been taken while Alexandra Shulman was at the helm of the magazine. Shulman left Vogue in early August 2017 after 25 years at the magazine, and her replacement Edward Enninful became the first black editor to steer the publication in its 100 year history. "This is the staff photo of @britishvogue under the previous editor #AlexandraSchulman," wrote Campbell.
As British Vogue magazine marks its 100th anniversary the so-called fashion bible has opened its doors to the BBC, granting unprecedented access to cover stars, designers, and those who run it. But alongside photo shoots of Kate Moss and Edie Campbell exists a functioning office, albeit with some unusual working practices. Documentary maker Richard Macer, an outsider in the world of high fashion, records some down-to-earth discoveries he made during nine months of filming. At least, those which house invitations to couture shows can. Lucinda Chambers, Vogue's long-serving fashion director, uses one from an old show as her purse.
Alexandra Shulman, the former editor of British Vogue, penned an essay Wednesday on the expectations of a newly emerging crop of magazine editors. Shulman doesn't consider this new wave of magazine editors to be journalists, instead equating them to "celebrities or fashion personalities" that have garnered a "substantial" social media following. Published to the Business of Fashion's website, she examines this new practice in the essay, titled "What Makes a Great Magazine Editor?" Shulman discusses the work of editors from Condé Nast, which publishes Vogue and other popular fashion publications. "Amidst all the turbulence, the word on the street -- and certainly during the febrile month of fashion shows -- is that the new guard of editors, who will take the reins going forward, will be less magazine journalists and more celebrities or fashion personalities with substantial social media followings," Shulman wrote Wednesday. Shulman's feedback seemingly targeted her successor at British Vogue, Edward Enninful.