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Alexandra Shulman to step down as editor-in-chief of British Vogue

January 25, 2017
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Alexandra Shulman is set to step down as editor-in-chief ofBritish Vogue, after 25 years in the role.

"This is an announcement I hoped never to have tomake," said Nicholas Coleridge, managing director of Condé Nast Britain.

Alexandra is stepping down after 25 years in the role

"She has edited the title for a quarter of its existence,through its period of highest ever circulation, and its simultaneoustransformation into a global digital brand.

"She has been the towering figure of the British fashionpress throughout her tenure: a superb journalist and editor, who understandsand exemplifies every quality."

Alexandra was in charge of the publication's centenary, which included an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

Speaking of her departure from the fashion bible, Alexandrasaid: "It has been very hard to find a rational reason to leave what isunquestionably a fascinating and rewarding role but last autumn I realised thatI very much wanted to experience a different life and look forward to a futureseparate to Vogue."

Alexandra was appointed as editor-in-chief of the brand in 1992.She started her journalism career working for Tatler, before going on to writefor publications including The Sunday Telegraph and GQ, where she became editorin 1990.

Last year, Alexandra was in charge of the publication's centenary,which included an exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery, a BBC documentaryand a special issue with the Duchess of Cambridge gracing the cover.

There has been no announcement on Alexandra's successor.

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