Fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar has appointed a black editor-in-chief for the first time in its 153-year-history.
Samira Nasr, who most recently was the executive fashion director at Vanity Fair, will head the title's US edition from next month, publisher Hearst announced Tuesday.
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"As the proud daughter of a Lebanese father and Trinidadian mother, my worldview is expansive and is anchored in the belief that representation matters," Nasr said. "My lens by nature is colorful, and so it is important to me to begin a new chapter in Bazaar's history by shining a light on all individuals who I believe are the inspiring voices of our time."
We are very excited and proud for Samira Nasr! We have to ask why is this the first time a person of color has held this position in 153 years?
We have to challenge and question these companies when their executives and editors do not reflect the readership. Black men and women have led the fashion and entertainment industry for years as trendsetters but are often times left out or less sought after . We salute to those finally recognizing people of color and elevating them on their platforms but we must continue to press the issue for change! What magazines are you currently reading? Do you know what their editors look like? Let's take a dive into the background of the companies, magazines, and networks we're supporting full circle.