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November 13, 2017 9:04 AM   Subscribe

Edward Enninful is the new Editor-in-chief of British Vogue. His first cover girl, Adwoa Aboah is also a founder of Gurls Talk.

Naomi Campbell has spoken about her hopes for a more diverse Vogue.

Previous editor Alexandra Shulman criticised Campbell:

Naomi had more covers than any other model, other than Kate Moss, during the time that I was on Vogue.”

Is Shulman sure? “I can’t think of another model who had more. Something like eight.” I tell her Natalia Vodianova appeared on eight of Shulman’s covers, and Gisele Bündchen 11. “Really? British Vogue? I can only remember two. I’ve got a terrible memory.” Campbell made the cover just five times.

Racked describes Shulman's comments as "a case study in white privilege."
posted by threetwentytwo (5 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I just read that Guardian article today and it was like playing White Privilege Bingo with some of her statements. I couldn't even be mad at her, she is just so obviously clueless and sheltered. If I were to be optimistic, I would say she's just in that critical point where if she were to drop her fears and her armour, and really LISTEN to people, she might have a chance to grow.

But rather than focus on her, I will say that I haven't bought a British Vogue in YEARS and last week I walked up and down the high street in search of this issue (surprisingly difficult!) and I'm really looking forward to seeing and BUYING more.
posted by like_neon at 9:53 AM on November 13, 2017 [4 favorites]

My friend designed the scarf that Adwoa Aboah is wearing on the cover! Exciting on multiple fronts.
posted by grumpybear69 at 10:34 AM on November 13, 2017 [2 favorites]

Omigosh, is this where I can post Enninful's new Pirelli calendar with an all-black recasting of Alice in Wonderland? Because I have been looking at those images all day and they are so amazing. If this is a message about where British Vogue might go, I may have to blow my "guilty pleasures" budget on an international subscription.
posted by BlueBlueElectricBlue at 11:13 AM on November 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

Oops, here's a better link to Pirelli's website which has more images, but spells Duckie Thot's name wrong.
posted by BlueBlueElectricBlue at 11:15 AM on November 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

If that's what he can do with the Pirelli calendar, I can't wait to see where he takes British Vogue. Congrats Edward, may your reign be long and fruitful!
posted by arishaun at 12:10 PM on November 13, 2017

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