British Vogue announced Monday that Chioma Nnadi will replace Edward Enninful as the head of the magazine.
Nnadi — described as a “Vogue veteran” by Condé Nast, the publishing house that owns Vogue — will be the first Black woman to edit the historic fashion title. She will hold the title head of editorial content, rather than inherit Enninful’s current title of editor-in-chief (in keeping with many other international editions of Vogue, where top editors of the magazine in France, Italy, India and Japan, have the same designation).
Nnadi, who is of Nigerian and Swiss-German descent, was born and raised in London, and began her career in journalism at British publication the Evening Standard Magazine before moving to New York. She joined American Vogue in 2010. She is currently the editor of the US magazine’s website and a star writer at the title, having written recent cover stories on musicians Rihanna and Erykah Badu and model Cara Delevingne.
In a statement, Anna Wintour, Chief Content Officer and Global Editorial Director of Vogue said: “Chioma is beloved among her colleagues at Vogue and is an editor and writer with an impeccable reputation — both here and in the fashion industry at large. I’m so grateful to Edward Enninful for everything he’s accomplished at British Vogue, and we’re all looking forward to a productive and creative relationship with him in his new role. I can’t think of a more worthy person to follow in his footsteps than Chioma.”