LUCINDA CHAMBERS has introduced that she is to step down from her place as trend director of British Vogue. She is going to depart this summer season after a profession spanning 36 years on the publication.
"Lucinda has been probably the most great artistic collaborator, in addition to buddy, all through my complete editorship," stated Alexandra Shulman at this time. "She has produced most of the most influential and galvanizing trend shoots on this planet throughout her time as trend director of this journal in addition to an enormous variety of our most exceptional covers. It's unimaginable to overstate her imaginative and prescient, dedication, creativeness and her capacity to convey the perfect out of groups that work along with her. I, like her many admirers, will likely be excited to see what she produces in her subsequent chapter."
Chambers's artistic profession began when she deserted her secretarial ambitions and utilized for an artwork course at Hornsey School of Artwork. Throughout her time in school, she started to make jewelry as a sideline, promoting her creations to associates and at Camden Lock Market on the weekends. When one in every of her items made it on to the pages of , it impressed her to put in writing a letter to Vogue, asking for an interview. She initially assisted a Ms Davies in accounts, earlier than an opportunity encounter with the PA to then-editor Beatrix Miller led to an interview, which in flip led to her changing into Miller's assistant.
After three years on this position, Chambers grew to become assistant to Grace Coddington, of whom she says "was, and nonetheless is, the queen bee of trend". Throughout her time as Coddington's assistant, Chambers struck up an expert friendship with photographer Mario Testino, which has lasted to today and has produced a few of the most iconic photographs of our era. It was after a quick stint at Elle journal that Chambers returned to Vogue in July 1992 the place she grew to become trend director.
"I am keen on British Vogue and am so very proud to have been part of it for therefore lengthy," Chambers stated this afternoon.
Her departure from the title 25 years later comes as long-term editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman steps down. Incoming editor Edward Enninful will take over in August, it was announced in April.