This morning it was announced that Alexandra Shulman will step down as Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue after 25 years at the helm of the magazine, as Business of Fashion reported.
Shulman took over the position in 1992 and has guided the title through an incredibly successful 25 years. She was heavily praised by Nicholas Coleridge, managing director of Condé Nast Britain, when the announcement was made this morning; saying “Alex has been the longest serving and most successful Editor of Vogue in its 100 year history” of her achievements at the magazine. He went on to remark “it is impossible to sufficiently express the contribution she has made to Vogue, to Condé Nast and to the British fashion industry."
It makes sense now, for Alex to step down amidst such success. Seeing British Vogue through its centenary year, which included a two-part BBC documentary, Absolutely Fashion; a Vogue 100 Festival; a book, Inside Vogue: A Diary of my 100th Year; and an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Vogue 100 among many other accomplishments. To leave at the peak of her success seems a very smart move.
Shulman herself commented on her departure from Vogue, saying "I have edited British Vogue for 25 years almost to the day, and to have steered it during our spectacular centenary has been one of the greatest privileges. During that time I have worked with an unparalleled collection of talent both inside and outside the magazine and have been lucky enough to see both Vogue and the British fashion industry expand and flourish."
"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."
Alex Shulman will leave British Vogue in June this year, no announcement has yet been made regarding to her successor. We wish her the best in her future.