Diversity Champion Edward Enninful Named New Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue

Edward Enningful

Edward Enninful has been named the new editor in chief of British Vogue, replacing Alexandra Shulman, who's stepped down from the post after 25 years. Enninful is the first male to hold the top spot at the magazine in its century-long history, though he's certainly just as qualified as his female counterparts. 

The editor first entered the fashion industry at age 16, when he was scouted over TV to be a model, Business of Fashion reports. His first shoot was with Nick Knight, who led him to i-D, where at 18, he would become the youngest fashion director of an international publication in history.

Enninful went on to work as a contributing editor for American Vogue and Vogue Italia, the latter of which he was responsible for creating the successful "Black Issue." In 2011, he was named Magazine's style editor, and has worked independently with everyone from Calvin Klein to Lanvin and Gucci. He was presented the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator in 2014 and named to the Order of the British Empire in 2016 for his work championing diversity in fashion.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Enninful, OBE, as Editor of British Vogue effective August 1, 2017," said Condé Nast International chairman Jonathan Newhouse in a statement. "Edward is one of the most talented and accomplished fashion editors in the world."

Take a look at the Instagram announcement, below:

 

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