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New Editor-In-Chief Edward Enninful Speaks On Making History & Getting The Keys To British Vogue!

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Edward Enninful just got the keys to British Vogue in a historic appointment!  Now, find out what he's saying about his brand new Editor-In-Chief gig, and how his celebrity friends are celebrating, inside...

The Ghanian-born immigrant turned Creative Director of W Magazine Edward Enninful is going down in the history books as the entire house of VOGUE's first black Editor-In-Chief and first male Editor-In-Chief of British Vogue.  Woot!

The major news was announced Monday morning, and the newest fashion king calls it "truly a dream come true."

Edward was raised in London and works in New York City, so he's got the fashion world sewed up on both ends.  His powerful choices for W Mag covers and spreads have definitely made him a go-to authority in fashion, and now his British Vogue appointment will make a major statement about diversity in the fashion world.

Not to mention, he recently received his Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) recognition last fall at Buckingham Palace.

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Edward gushed to Vogue.com about the new role, which  stating:

"I grew up reading British Vogue - I am so honored and humbled to be taking up the mantle of editor.  I realize I am stepping into the shoes of a hugely respected editor in the shape of Alexandra Shulman, someone who has chosen to leave at the top of their game with a legacy of 25 years of success."

He continued saying he is "most excited to tell my father about my appointment. He immigrated to England from Ghana with my mother and six children."

"British Vogue is a great magazine with a legacy of creativity and innovation," he said. "I look forward to continuing to produce an exciting beautiful magazine for its readers."

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He also said in an email to the NY Times:

“I believe we live in a world of possibility, and my appointment is a testament to this.  The world is ever-changing, as are traditional roles of male and female. The outpouring of support from people of all backgrounds has been humbling.”

Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor of American Vogue, where Mr. Enninful is a former contributor, said: “It is a brilliant choice, and I am thrilled for him. Edward will undoubtedly shake things up in a way that will be so exciting to watch.”


And celebs and models were also dishing up the praises:


We love you @edward_enninful !!! Can't wait to see @britishvogue under your reign. #edwardenninful #britishvogue

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Congrats to Edward!


Photos: Getty

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