Harper’s Bazaar Fashion Magazine Appoints Its First Ever Black Editor-in-Chief
Fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar has appointed a black editor-in-chief for the first time in its 153-year-history.
Samira Nasr, who most recently was the executive fashion director at Vanity Fair, will head the title’s US edition from next month, publisher Hearst announced Tuesday.
Montreal-born Nasr replaces the magazine’s longstanding editor Glenda Bailey, who announced in January that she was stepping down after almost 19 years at the helm. In a video posted to social media, she described feeling “honored” at being selected for the top job “at this particular moment in our nation’s history.”
“As the proud daughter of a Lebanese father and Trinidadian mother, my worldview is expansive and is anchored in the belief that representation matters,” Nasr said. “My lens by nature is colorful, and so it is important to me to begin a new chapter in Bazaar’s history by shining a light on all individuals who I believe are the inspiring voices of our time.”
Culled from CNN