The top editor at British Vogue plans to step down after a quarter century at the helm of the trendsetting fashion magazine. Vogue said Wednesday that Alexandra Shulman will leave the position this summer. No replacement has been named. Shulman has been an influential figure on the British fashion scene for many years and has helped nurture young British writers and designers. She said the decision to leave was difficult and that she will miss the daily contact with the people at Vogue House in central London.
"Although I have had months to acclimatise to the idea of leaving Vogue, it hasn’t made the moment of announcing this any less sad," Shulman said this morning. "I have been incredibly privileged to have been able to look after such a great magazine for so long and even more to have worked with so many people over those years who have made the experience so interesting and rich."
"It was difficult to decide to leave but 25 years is a very long time and I am tremendously excited that I will now look forward into a different future," Shulman added, "but I know that nothing will be quite like the years I have spent at Vogue. Nicholas Coleridge and Jonathan Newhouse have given me the space to edit this important magazine in exactly the way I wanted to and for that, and of course the opportunity in the first place I am tremendously grateful. I will miss the people who surround me daily at Vogue House more than I can say and I am very pleased that I will be here for several months more concentrating on the next issues and new initiatives for this magazine that I love."
As of now, a replacement has not been named.