Venetia Scott named fashion director of British Vogue, editor Edward Enninful’s first hire

British Vogue hires acclaimed photographer Venetia Scott as fashion director

Ahead of his arrival at the helm of British Vogue, Edward Enninful has made his first hire in Venetia Scott, stylist and fashion photographer, who becomes fashion director of the magazine.

Scott replaces Lucinda Chambers, who leaves the fashion bible next month after 36 years. She will take up the role on 10 July, while Enninful will start in the role of editor-in-chief in August.

Scott began her career at British Vogue as assistant to Grace Coddington, before cementing her status as a stylist working with magazines including British Vogue, Vogue Italia, AnOther Magazine, Self Service, The Face, Arena, i-D and Nova, where she was appointed fashion director.

In 1997, she began consulting for Marc Jacobs, becoming creative director in 2001, responsible for directing the Marc by Marc Jacobs line and associated accessories from launch.

A move into photography began in 2005, with commissions from British Vogue, American Vogue, Vogue Paris, W, Self Service, AnOther Magazine, Dazed & Confused, POP, i-D, Document Journal,and Purple.

Scott has collaborated with photographers including Juergen Teller, Helmut Newton, Corinne Day, David Sims and Mario Sorrenti.

Enninful commented: "Visionary, influential and inspiring are overused terms, but in this case appropriate to describe Venetia’s work. Venetia will continue the legacy of creativity and innovation for which British Vogue is known, positioning it for its next century."

British Vogue announced the appointment of Edward Enninful as its editor-in-chief to replace Alexandra Shulman in April. Enninful will become the magazine's first black editor, and first male editor, in its 100-plus-year history.

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