Edward Enninful has been announced as Vogue’s first gay male editor.
Following the departure of Alexandra Schulman the British edition of Vogue, fashion king, Edward Enninful has placed in the top job, making him the first openly gay male editor of the British Condé Nast title.
Alexandra Schulman stepped down from her role as Editor in Chief in January after 25 years of editing the title. She was the longest serving editor of the title.
Ghanian-born Edward moved to London at a young age and grew up in Ladbroke Grove, London. He started his magazine career as the Fashion Director of i-D Magazine when he was just 19. He was there for 20 years. He then worked for W magazine. He has also worked for Italian Vogue and American Vogue under the leadership of Anna Wintour. He also starred in the 2009 hit documentary, The September Issue.
He was made an OBE for services to diversity in the fashion industry in 2016.
Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman and Chief Executive of Condé Nast International, said of the appointment,
“By virtue of his talent and experience, Edward is supremely prepared to assume the responsibility of British Vogue.”