Lucinda Chambers announced that she will step down from her role as fashion direct for British Vogue after a career spanning 36 years this summer, British Vogue reported today, May 17.
On British Vogue’s website, Alexandra Shulman said: “Lucinda has been the most wonderful creative collaborator, as well as friend, throughout my whole editorship.
“She has produced many of the most influential and inspiring fashion shoots in the world during her time as fashion director of this magazine as well as a huge number of our most remarkable covers.
“It is impossible to overstate her vision, commitment, imagination and her ability to bring the best out of teams that work with her.
“I, like her many admirers, will be excited to see what she produces in her next chapter.”
Chambers departure from the title, where she has worked for 25 years, comes as long term editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman steps down after it was announced that Edward Enninful will take over the publication in August.
I had the privilege of meeting Lucinda during my second year of university and she was such an amazing and inspirational woman. She gave me some brilliant tips and advice for working in the industry. I have continued to follow and adore her work, and it is very sad to see her go – who could possibly replace her?!