The Edward Enninful makeover of British Vogue continues apace, and his latest hires are major. The newly minted editor-in-chief has tapped two of his muses — supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell — to serve as Contributing Editors of the magazine.
Both women have strong ties to the magazine. Moss previously served as Contributing Fashion Editor and has scored a whopping 38 covers of the glossy over the years. Campbell is also a British Vogue darling and a close friend of Enninful's, attending the Met Gala with him in May as well as accompanying him to receive his OBE at the end of last year. Rounding out the list of new Contributing Editors is director Steve McQueen, another friend of Enninful's.
While not taking on an official role like the others, Enninful's mentor Grace Coddington will also be joining British Vogue as a contributor. It's a fitting return for Coddington, who started her career at the title.
"I am thrilled that Kate, Naomi, Steve and Grace are going to work with us in these new roles," Enninful said in a release. "As two of the biggest international style influencers and supermodels, the impact Naomi and Kate have in today's culture is enormous. Being an acclaimed filmmaker and Turner Prize-winning artist, Steve will bring an increased depth to the arts within the magazine. Grace's relationship with Vogue started at a very young age; she has become synonymous with the title and is as much loved in Britain as is she is globally."
We'll have to wait until later this year to see how much impact these hires make on the magazine; Enninful's official start date is in August. It's certainly an exciting time at British Vogue, and there may be more changes in the pipeline: The release promises that more appointment news will happen in the coming weeks.