Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman on Theresa May: ‘She loves her fashion’

The editor-in-chief will be stepping down from her role on Friday after 25 years at Vogue

Hanna Fillingham

Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman appeared on Good Morning Britain on Thursday, where she spoke about stepping down from the role after 25 years. Talking to hosts Ben Shephard and Susannah Reid, she said: “I think when you get to those kind of landmark moments it does make you sort of assess what you’ve done, and I realised at the end of last year, which was our 100th birthday, that I’d pretty well done everything I thought I could do with the magazine, but I still didn’t think I was going to leave.”

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Alexandra Shulman was on the Good Morning Britain sofa on Thursday

Alexandra also praised Prime Minister Theresa May for her unapologetic approach to fashion, observing that she “unashamedly shows that she’s interested in how she looks.”

Continuing, she said: “I do admire Theresa May for going out there and showing that she loves her shoes, she likes her clothes, she obviously cares about her jewellery. Obviously it’s not the most important thing, but why shouldn’t we have fun and celebrate how we look.”

Alexandra will step down from her role tomorrow, having announced her decision to leave the magazine back in January. She was appointed as editor-in-chief of the brand in 1992.

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Alexandra has enjoyed a 25 year career at Vogue

Speaking of her departure from the fashion bible, Alexandra said: "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."

Alexandra will be replaced by Edward Enninful - taking over the role as the first ever male editor-in-chief. It is set to be all change at Vogue House, with fashion director Lucinda Chambers also stepping down from her role as fashion director following a 36-year-career.

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