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#Hearst names Samira Nasr as first black editor of Harper’s Bazaar

#Hearst names Samira Nasr as first black editor of Harper’s Bazaar

June 10, 2020 | 10:17am

Samira Nasr will become the first black woman to head a major fashion title after Hearst named her new editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar on Tuesday.

As The Post first reported on Tuesday, Hearst raided rival publishing house Condé Nast to hire Nasr, currently Vanity Fair’s executive fashion director. She will replace Glenda Bailey, who resigned in January after 19 years at the helm.

Like the fashion industry it covers, the world of fashion magazines has long been criticized for a lack of masthead diversity. Nasr, originally from Montreal, marks a new milestone for the industry at a time of nationwide protests over racially biased policing.

“As the proud daughter of a Lebanese father and Trinidadian mother, my world view is expansive and is anchored in the belief that representation matters,” Nasr said in a video announcing her appointment. “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. I will work to give all voices a platform to tell stories that would never have been told.”


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