Fashion’s Who’s Who
Lucinda Chambers is the fashion director at British Vogue magazine, and is one of the most renowned fashion stylists in the industry today. She got her start in the industry after completing her studies at Hornsey Art College, as the assistant to then Vogue editor Beatrix Miller and eventually moved up to assistant fashion director, Grace Coddington. Chambers passion for creativity and creative freedom are what has given her the ability to climb the corporate ladder at Vogue.
Franca Sozzani is the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia, after being appointed to that role in 1994. Her career began at Vogue Bambini in 1976 and she went on to direct publications such as LEI and Pur LUI since the early 1980’s. In 1988, Sozzani made a career move to Conde Nast’s Italian Vogue, never expecting that some day she’d be the editor-in-chief. Throughout her career in the editorial, Sozzani has established excellent collaborative relationships with photographers such as Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, Paolo Roversi. Some of her most impressive accomplishments include “The Black Issue,” an entire issue dedicated to the celebration of black women’s beauty and “Vogue Curvy,” a blog written by plus-size women offering tips for the full-figured.
Anna Wintour is the British editor-in-chief of American Vogue, a position she’s held since 1988. Wintour got her start working at two British magazines before moving to the United States for short stint at New York and House & Garden. After tapping into the world of American editorials, she returned home to reinvent British Vogue. Eventually, Wintour became the editor of Vogue, under Grace Mirabella. Wintour worked feverishly to reinvent the image of Vogue, using unknown models, and less expensive clothing… Wintour wanted to give readers something new and something different. Throughout her career, Wintour has earned the reputation of a difficult and demanding boss, and an enemy to animal activist groups.
Carine Roitfield is currently working as the Editor-in-Chief of CR Fashion-Book but really made her name as the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris from 2001 until 2011, to be succeeded by Emmanuelle Alt. Roitfield got her start in the industry as a writer and stylist for French Elle, where she had the opportunity to work with Mario Testino, whom she developed a professional collaboration with. Together they worked on advertising campaigns for American and French Vogue. Roitfield went on to work as a consultant for Gucci, YSL, Missoni, Versace and Calvin Klein. In 2001, Conde Nast’s international chairman approached Roitfield to edit Vogue Paris. After 10 years in that position, she resigned to concentrate on personal projects.
Anna Dello Russo
Anna Dello Russo is the Editor-at-Large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan. Prior to assuming these roles, Dello Russo spent 18 years at Conde Nast Italia, as the fashion editor at Vogue Italia and the editor at L’Uomo Vogue from 2000-2006. She is often featured on popular street style blog and has been described as a “fashion maniac”
By: Robyn Alt