Samira Nasr was appointed as Harper's Bazaar's first black editor

Samira Nasr was appointed as Harper’s Bazaar’s first black editor

written by Oscar Holland, CNN

Harper’s Bazaar fashion magazine appointed a black editor for the first time in its 153-year history.

Hurst Publishers announced on Tuesday that Samira Nasr, who was the last fashion manager at Vanity Fair, will head the American version of the title next month.

Montreal-born Nasr replaces long-time magazine editor Glenda Bailey, who announced in January that she stepped down after nearly 19 years in command. at Video It was published on social media, describing the feeling of “pride” in choosing the highest position “at this very moment in the history of our nation.”

“As a daughter of pride for a Lebanese father and a Trinidad mother, my vision of the world is expansive and based on the belief that acting is important,” Nasr said. “My lens is inherently colored, so it is important for me to start a new chapter in the history of the bazaar by highlighting all the individuals who I believe are the inspiring voices of our time.”

The move marks a return to Hearst for Nasr, who previously worked as a fashion manager for other company titles, Elle. Prior to that, she held the position of director at Fashion magazine InStyle and started her career as an assistant to the former creative director of Vogue Grace Coddington.

Nasr used the two-minute video to illustrate her expansionary vision of Bazaar Harbor, which witnessed last year Rotation About 762,000. Noting that she might want to expand the focus of the title, she said she hoped to “re-imagine what a fashion magazine might be in today’s world.”

“I think Harper’s Bazaar can do the best of fashion, all while being a place where society can gather to celebrate art, music and pop culture and also learn about the important issues we face today as women,” she said. “Like the struggle for human rights, our reproductive rights and the obstacles that we face as we struggle for equality in the workplace.”

Samira Nasr, on the right, at the screening of “Queen & Slim” in New York last year. credit: Brian Bidder / Getty Images North America / Getty Images Universal

Nasr also presented a message of solidarity to the demonstrators and activists who took to the streets throughout America after the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police.

She said: “I see you, thank you, and I hope we can join efforts to amplify the message of equality because black lives are important.”

Positive reception

at statement Announcing the decision, President Hurst Troy Young announced that Nasr’s voice “will continue to develop the brand’s position as the engine of the most popular fashion.” Elsewhere, her appointment was welcomed by prominent figures from the media and fashion industries.
“Gorley!” chirp Actress, singer, and red carpet Janelle Moni “But the curse of 153 years?”
Fashion designer Prabal Gurung Wrote: “This is the kind of good news that we all need to hear. Congratulations, Samira Nasr Harpersbazaarus You have done good !!!”

Meanwhile, the current president of Nasr, editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair Radhika Jones, wished her best wishes for success in the new role.

“It’s a stylish avatar, always on top.” Wrote In a comment on Instagram accompanies the photo of the husband. “I am very happy for her and her new team. I am very happy at this point in history to see this role go to a colorful woman.”
The move comes less than a week after Hearst Advertise A fundraising effort for organizations that fight racial injustice. The publisher said it would match and double employee contributions up to $ 500,000.

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