Media captionAlexandra Shulman has been “a constant figure” in British pattern, as David Sillito reports
British Vogue editor
Alexandra Shulman is to steps down as editor-in-chief after more than 25 years in berth.
Ms Shulman will leave in the summer. Her heir has still not 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 Cond Nast, replied: “Alex has been the longest-serving and more successful writer of Vogue in its 100 time history.”
Ms Shulman did steering Vogue during its “spectacular centenary” in 2016 had been “one of the greatest privileges” of her capacity.
“I have worked with an unparalleled collect of knack both within and outside the publication and have been lucky enough to see both Vogue and the British fashion industry expand and prosper, ” Shulman enunciated.
“It has been very hard to find a rational reason to leave what is unquestionably a fascinating and rewarding capacity but last-place autumn I realised that I very much wanted to experience a different life and look forward to a future scatter to Vogue.
Image copyright British Vogue Image caption Shulman’s era at the publication coincided with and fuelled that of the supermodel( January 2002)
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She said her career at Cond Nast had been “everything I could have wished of it” and she thanked Mr Coleridge and the chairman and chief executive Jonathan Newhouse for “giving me so many openings, trusting me to take care of the precious baggage that is Vogue, and allowing me the freedom of the media to do the job exactly how I wanted”.
Mr Coleridge observed “shes had” revised Vogue for a one-quarter of its existence, through its highest-ever circulation, as it changed to a digital brand.
“She has been the magnificent figure of the British fashion press throughout her term: a superb correspondent and writer, who understands and epitomizes every tone. Imaginative, hard-working, perceptive and a bright governor, ” he articulated.
She was a appreciated friend, he announced, and “its been” “impossible” to express the contribution she had made to the publication.
Secrets and scoops
documentary for the BBC by Richard Macer last year ran behind the scenes at Vogue – and showed how Shulman managed to hide landing the Duchess of Cambridge for the spread from the filmmaker.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A BBC documentary showed how the publication cultivated – including its consider ace selections and centenary shenanigans
Despite her job in fashion, Shulman
once told The Guardian: “There was a newspaper piece which was kind of a round-up of all the editors of Vogue, and it was like the Russian one and the Italian one – and the description of me was ‘chain-smoking 50 -year-old Toyota-driving divorcee’, and I fantasized, ‘Hmm, fragment too much world, actually’.
“I could have done with a little bit more ‘cool ice-maiden’.”
The fashion industry has construed disagreement and concern about very thin prototypes during Ms Shulman’s 25 -year tenure.
In 2012, Vogue globally pledged
only to use health frameworks in its sheets.
Its November issue last year boasted only real women on its editorial and fashion sheets, provoked by difficulties Ms Shulman had in securing test designer clothes for women who were not models for shoots with the magazine.
‘Not the stereotype’
Writer and broadcaster Sali Hughes paid tribute to Ms Shulman as a “brilliant and talented, colors in the woolen journalist” and a “warm, friendly and all-inclusive party – not the Vogue editor stereotype”.
“As somebody who comes from a straight journalism background it has been extremely inspiring to me to have person at the helm of Vogue who takes journalism and writing very seriously and exerts journalistic principles to a subject matter many parties has hitherto considered to be irrelevant and frivolous, ” she said.
“There’s no reason a fashion publication should be regarded with little respect than printed publications plowing another topic. She has stimulated it health professionals and respectable and insightful subject to write about.”
British Vogue spoke: “An announcement regarding a successor will be made in due course.”
Image copyright British Vogue Image caption Kate Moss has been Vogue’s most prolific envelop superstar worldwide( March 1993)
Image copyright British Vogue Image caption The periodical has championed her job and that of numerous modelings – such as Lily Cole( July 2005)
Image copyright British Vogue Image caption Diana, Princess of Wales is featured in a salute after she died in a gondola crash in 1997( October 1997)
Image copyright British Vogue Image caption The reflective mirrored face of the Millennium edition stimulated the reader the idol( December 1999)
Image copyright British Vogue Image caption The beginning of this century experienced luminaries increasingly take the coating alongside fashion models( October 2001)
Image copyright British Vogue Image caption And recounted industry changes such as Victoria Beckham’s move from Posh Spice and WAG to designer( April 2008)
Image copyright British Vogue Image caption It is famous for determining and celebrating veers – plays luxe seen here in December 2011
Image copyright British Vogue Image caption And temperaments and high profile women – like the Duchess of Cambridge in the summer of 2016