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Alexandra Shulman to Step Down as Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue

Alexandra Shulman is standing down from her position as editor-in-chief of British Vogue after 25 years.
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  • Helena Pike

LONDON, United Kingdom — Alexandra Shulman will step down as editor-in-chief of British Vogue, after 25 years in the role. She will leave the magazine in June this year.

“This is an announcement I hoped never to have to make,” said Nicholas Coleridge, managing director of Condé Nast Britain. “She has edited the title for a quarter of its existence, through its period of highest ever circulation, and its simultaneous transformation into a global digital brand. She has been the towering figure of the British fashion press throughout her tenure: a superb journalist and editor, who understands and exemplifies every quality.”

“It has been very hard to find a rational reason to leave what is unquestionably a fascinating and rewarding role but last autumn I realised that I very much wanted to experience a different life and look forward to a future separate to Vogue,” Shulman commented.

Shulman, who was appointed as editor-in-chief of British Vogue in 1992, began her career as a journalist working for Tatler. She went on to write for publications including The Sunday Telegraph and GQ, where she became editor in 1990, before being appointed as editor-in-chief of British Vogue in 1992.

Shulman's editorship of the British fashion title has spanned a quarter of its existence, and has seen monthly readership of the magazine rise above a million. Notably, she also oversaw the publication’s centenary last year, which included a number of events including an exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery, a BBC documentary, and a centenary issue with the Duchess of Cambridge as its cover star.

The announcement of Shulman’s resignation comes amidst a time of change for Condé Nast, which is undergoing a significant management reshuffle in both the UK and the US. Earlier this month, Nicholas Coleridge announced he would be stepping down as president of Condé Nast International and managing director of Condé Nast Britain in August.

An announcement has not been made regarding Shulman's successor.

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