NEW FACE: Vogue World, a range present that happened Thursday night time in London, garnered combined opinions within the British press, and has now been eclipsed by speak of who the brand new editor of Vogue’s U.Ok. version is likely to be.
The title is ready to disclose the successor to Edward Enninful, who’s taking up two new roles at Condé Nast. However his successor at British Vogue gained’t actually be getting into Enninful’s sneakers as such since she or he won’t be editor in chief however as a substitute will probably be head of editorial content material taking care of the day-to-day working of the journal, mirroring the state of affairs in any respect of Condé Nast’s titles as they more and more share the identical content material. The general editorial path of Vogue is as a substitute set by Condé Nast international chief content material officer and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, who has solidified her full dominance over the corporate’s editorial operations over the previous few years.
Enninful has already mentioned his closing problem as editor in chief of British Vogue will probably be March 2024.
Chioma Nnadi is broadly mentioned to be the front-runner. Nnadi was born and raised in London and her dad and mom are Nigerian and Swiss German. She is the editor of the Vogue web site within the U.S. and is predicated on the title’s headquarters in New York.
Different candidates are mentioned to incorporate Sarah Harris, the European deputy editor; Mark Holgate, the style information director of American Vogue, and Mark Guiducci, artistic editorial director, who oversaw Vogue World: London.
The British press panned Vogue World, with The Telegraph giving it two stars and calling it “probably the most random occasion you’ll see all 12 months.” The Instances mentioned that regardless of the entire celebrities who appeared on the purple carpet and on stage, “the most important cheers of the night time went to a passing bin lorry,” or rubbish truck.
Vogue World: London was held on the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and featured a reenactment of “Romeo & Juliet” by actors together with Tom Sturridge and Taylor Zakhar Perez, in addition to a efficiency by Annie Lennox, singing “Candy Goals (Are Made from This)” and “There Should Be An Angel (Enjoying With My Coronary heart).”
However the occasion fell flat on quite a lot of fronts. Members of the general public, who’d paid at the least 150 kilos for seats, had been relegated to the higher circles of the theater. They spent the night time wanting down on VIP tables on the bottom flooring, the place Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie sat with the likes of Kate Winslet, Jared Leto and Jodie Turner-Smith.
Then there was a second when Damian Lewis, Cush Jumbo, Sienna Miller, James McAvoy and James Corden appeared in purple tartan uniforms, dressed like theater ushers and spending their time roasting the VIPs and different friends.
Vogue World: London adopted the launch of the occasion in New York final September and is one other revenue-generating idea from Wintour and Condé Nast as its core print titles see their promoting dwindle. It mirrors Wintour’s earlier concept of Trend’s Night time Out in New York, London and Milan, the place designers and retailers held quite a few occasions in an try to generate gross sales. However that concept fizzled out after just a few seasons as corporations grew more and more pissed off over the truth that customers got here out for the freebies and Champagne however hardly ever shopped.
Proof of the significance of Vogue World to Wintour and Condé Nast is seen in the truth that she controversially was nowhere to be seen throughout New York Trend Week earlier this month to, first, attend the U.S. Open tennis event and, second, go away for London early so as to oversee the group of the pageant.