Harper’s Bazaar is taking the first of many steps to shatter the glass ceiling by appointing A black editor-in-chief for the first time in its Nearly 200 year history
Samira Nasr was up till now the executive fashion director at Vanity Fair.
Nasr, who has roots in Canada, will replace the magazine’s editor Glenda Bailey, who declared her resignation after almost 2 decades at the forefront of the fashion magazine.
Nasr then immediately took to social media to describe how “honoured” she felt by being selected to execute this high profile job “at this particular moment in our nation’s history.”
“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.”
The promotion instigates a return back to Hearst for Nasr, who previously had donned the title of fashion director at Elle. Nasr’s impressive occupational history also encompassed a prestigious director role at fashion magazine InStyle as well as assisting the iconic Grace Coddington, Vogue’s former creative director.
Nasr maximized her 2 minute video upload, giving her audience insight into her ambitions for Harper’s Bazaar.
“I believe that Harper’s Bazaar can deliver the best in fashion, all while being a place where community can come together to celebrate art, music, pop culture and also learn about the important issues that we as women are facing today,” she said, “such as the fight for human rights, our reproductive rights and the hurdles that we face as we fight for equity in the workplace.”
Nasr also took this opportunity to put out notions of solidarity to protestors and activists on the frontlines of America’s controversy amidst the coronavirus epidemic, triggered by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police force.
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