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Naomi Campbell criticises lack of diversity at Vogue

By John Glenday | Reporter

August 23, 2017 | 3 min read

Naomi Campbell has criticised outgoing British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman for the lack of diversity in her team.

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Naomi Campbell slams Alexander Shulman in Instagram post

Posting an image from Shulman's final issue on her own Instagram page, which showed the editor surrounded by 54 employees, Campbell said she hoped British Vogue's new editor Edward Enninful would usher in a new era for the title when it comes to inclusivity.

The model, who has appeared on the cover of the fashion bible, wrote: “This is the staff photo of @britishvogue under the previous editor #AlexandraShulman. Looking forward to an inclusive and diverse staff now that @edward_enninful is the editor. Let’s hear your thoughts?”

The team portrait graced the inside of Shulman’s penultimate edition, with Enninful – the first black (and male) editor in the title's century-long history, poised to take over ahead of the next issue.

Among his first acts at Vogue before taking over Enninful has appointed Campbell, Kate Moss and filmmaker Steve McQueen to serve as contributing editors as part of his stated mission to overhaul the glamour title "from the inside."

This shake-out has already led to the departure of deputy editor Emily Sheffield and fashion director Lucinda Chambers.

Enninful previously worked on Italian Vogue’s black issue and received an OBE for services to diversity and fashion last year.

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