Alexandra Shulman is the editor of the British edition of Vogue. Over the years she has acquired for herself the status of one of the most respected voices on fashion trends. Born to drama critic and writer parents, Alexandra began her fashion journalism career in 1982 at The Tatler, working subsequently for The Sunday Telegraph, Vogue and the British edition ofGQ, where she became editor in 1990. She took the helm of Vogue in 1992. She created a higher profile for the publication and presided over the circulation increase to 200,000.
She has also written regular columns for The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. She has spoken strongly against anorexia calling it a huge problem. She has been talking to the designers to take bigger women as models but was disappointed when they did not seem to agree. The December 2000 issue of Vogue with Kate Moss on the cover in silhouette also attracted some criticism and controversy. Known as the “Gold Issue” it became part of a larger ongoing debate over whether fashion magazines present an unhealthy image for girls.
Alexandra Shulman has been nominated for the Dolce Vita Experts Category at the LuXplosion 2010. Shulman received an OBE from the British Government in 2004. She also was named “Editors’ Editor of the Year” by the British Society of Magazine Editors. She is a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Famed for her cool intelligence, her skills lie in navigating a path between couture and the high street and giving readers plenty of fantasy as well as reality. Almost a million readers of Vogue will vouch for that and that’s why she has flourished as the editor since 1992.
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