Samira Nasr is the first Black Editor-In-Chief in the history of the 153-year-old publication.
In a statement published on June 9th, Hearst, which owns the magazine, made the huge announcement of the appointment of Samira Nasr as the Editor-in-Chief of the U.S. Edition of Harper’s BAZAAR.
Hearst’s Chief Content Officer Kate Lewis says of Nasr, “She innately understands the BAZAAR woman, because she is the BAZAAR woman: passionate about fashion, culture, and the issues that matter today. I know she will make something magical here.” Congratulations are pouring in for Nasr with heartfelt messages from Janelle Monae, best friend, Tracee Ellis Ross and current boss, Vanity Fair’s editor-in-chief Radhika Jones.
The new Editor-in-Chief is currently the executive fashion editor of Vanity Fair and worked previously as fashion editor of ELLE. Nasr also has experience with beauty and fashion brands such as Laura Mercier, Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch, Estée Lauder, L’Oréal, Clarins. Replacing Glenda Helm, Nasr, of Lebanese and Trinidadian descent, emphasised her belief that representation matters and is ready to “begin a new chapter in BAZAAR’s history.”
See a video message from Samira Nasr below.
Samira will report to Lewis and begin her new role on July 6th 2020.