British Vogue appoints first gay male editor

This gay guy may count stars like Michelle Obama and Madonna as famous friends, but now he’s in a powerful role in the fashion industry.

British Vogue has appointed its first ever out gay male editor.

Edward Enninful, who has worked in the fashion industry since he was a teenager, will be taking over from long-term editor Alexandra Schulman.

Schulman announced in January she would be stepping down from her role after 25 years.

Enninful, born in Ghana, moved to London at a young age.

At 16, he was scouted as a model and began his career in fashion. Hired as Fashion Director of i-D magazine at 19, Enninful worked there for over 20 years before becoming the Creative and Fashion Director of W magazine. He was given an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II last year.

Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman and Chief Executive of Condé Nast International, called Enninful an ‘influential figure’ in the fashion world and praised him for helping ‘shape the cultural zeitgeist’.

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