British Vogue calls on Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, among others.
As you may have heard, the high fashion publication has been undergoing some major changes. In recent weeks, a number of senior figures have left the publication amid news that its new editor, Edward Enninful — who is taking over from Alexandra Shulman, who announced in January that she’s exiting after 25 years — will be making some staffing changes ahead of his August 1 start date.
“I am thrilled that Kate, Naomi, Steve [McQueen] and Grace [Coddington] are going to work with us in these new roles,” said Enninful in a statement to Vogue. “As two of the biggest international style influencers and supermodels, the impact Naomi and Kate have in today’s culture is enormous. Being an acclaimed filmmaker and Turner Prize-winning artist, Steve will bring an increased depth to the arts within the magazine.”
While Moss has contributed at British Vogue since 2013, the addition of Campbell and McQueen are completely new signings. Enninful has also reportedly called on Grace Coddington, his former colleague at US Vogue, as a contributor. “Grace’s relationship with Vogue started at a very young age; she has become synonymous with the title and is as much loved in Britain as is she is globally,” continued Eminful.
The news comes shortly after Shulman, Lucinda Chambers, the magazine’s fashion director, and deputy editor Emily Sheffield announced their departures. “Lucinda has announced that she is to step down from her position,” the magazine delicately said on its website in May.
Chambers, however, had a slightly different take. “A month and a half ago I was fired,” she said in a candid interview with Vestoj. “Truth be told, I haven’t read Vogue in years. The clothes are just irrelevant for most people – so ridiculously expensive.”
While it certainly looks like the veteran mag’s new team has much work to do, the new gig is a good look for Campbell. Congrats to the supermodel on her new role.