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Samira Nasr named first black Editor-In-Chief of US Harper's Bazaar
Screenshot of Samira Nasr's statement on Hearst's Instagram account
Screenshot of Samira Nasr's statement on Hearst's Instagram account Credit: hearst via Instagram

Samira Nasr has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of publisher Hearst's fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar, making her the first woman of colour to hold the top editor position in the magazine's 153-year history. Nars, the daughter of a Lebanese father and Trinidadian mother, is leaving her position as fashion director at Condé Nast's magazine Vanity Fair and will begin work at Harper's Bazaar on July 6.

In a video posted to Hearst's Instagram account, Nasr introduced herself and said: "At this particular moment in our nation's history, I am honoured to be at the helm of such an iconic brand. As the proud daughter of a Lebanese father and Trinidadian mother, my worldview is expansive and is anchored in the belief that representation matters. My lens by nature is colourful, 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."