Sunday 23rd September, 14:15
Hear from Vogue’s former editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman.
“Alexandra Shulman was brought up in London. She attended St. Paul’s Girls’ School and gained a BA in Social Anthropology from Sussex University.
She started her career working in the music industry and then moved into magazines as a secretary on Over21 magazine. She began working as a journalist on Tatler magazine in 1980, leaving in 1986 to become Women’s Editor on The Sunday Telegraph. She returned to magazines as Features Editor of Vogue in 1988, becoming the first female editor of a monthly men’s magazine when GQ launched in the UK in 1990. In 1992 she became Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue where she stayed for 25 years.
She has also written two novels, Can We Still Be Friends, and The Parrots both published by Fig Tree/Penguin, and a memoir of the Centenary year preparations for British Vogue, Inside Vogue: A diary of my 100th year. She writes for all the national newspapers and is known as a commentator on female leadership, fashion, and contemporary style. She was a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, for eight years, and a Trustee of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity for eight years.”