The Most Recognized Fashion Editors from the 70s till Today

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Fashion editors play a huge roll in the trend identification and popularity of clothing styles worn today. Depending on the magazine, the fashion editor may have a small section of magazine to work with, such as in The Washington Post, or she may have an entire magazine dedicated to the pursuit of fashion trends, such as with the magazine Vogue. From 1970 until today, there have been several iconic fashion editors that are respected and revered in the fashion world for their innovative ideas and successful careers.

Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour is probably the most famous fashion editor ever. She is so famous, that several books and movies have been written about her or inspired by her fashion and editing practices. Although she was born in England, she now works as the editor-in-chief of American Vogue, which is one of the most highly respected fashion positions in the world.

Before she was famous, she had an interest in fashion since she was a child. She took a few fashion-related classes in college, but dropped them because she did not believe that it is possible to learn fashion from a classroom. In 1970, she became the editor of Harper’s & Queen, then later the fashion editor at New York magazine. In 1988, she moved to become the editor-in-chief at Vogue, with a hefty salary increase from her previous positions. Everyone in the fashion world respects her opinions and thoughts on fashion, and she is both respected and feared by her colleagues.

Lizzette Kattan

Lizzette Kattan is not as famous as Anna Wintour, but is well-respected in her own right. She was born in Honduras, but later traveled to the United States to study archeology. She was discovered while in school and became a fashion model for a few years.

After becoming a model, she worked as a fashion editor for Harper’s Bazaar Italy, Uomo Harper’s Bazaar, and Italian Cosmopolitan. She became the editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar France in 1983 and left the position in 1985. After that, she worked as a style consultant for Miss Universe pageants and other clients and took the position of Consulate General of Milan from 2002 until 2007. Since 2007, she has worked as a freelance style consultant for clients all over the world, working with many famous photographers and others in the fashion world.

Glenda Bailey

Glenda Bailey is one of the few current fashion editors who received her degree in fashion. In school, she received a degree in fashion design from Kingston University.

In 1986, she became the editor of Honey magazine. She soon launched the quarterly fashion magazine FOLIO.

After leaving these magazines, she launched the British version of Marie Claire in 1988. She edited the magazine until 2001 when she was hired as the editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar in 2001. She has worked as the editor ever since.

Alexandra White

Alexandra White started her career as a photography stylist for UK Harpers & Queen Magazine in the early 1990s. She moved to New York in 1994 when W Magazine asked her to become the creative fashion director of W Magazine. She continues to push the envelope with her edgy, creative use of fashions and people in the magazine, which is known for its edgy content and stunning photography.

Amy Astley

Amy Astley received a B. A. in English from the College of Arts. Soon after graduating, she worked as an associated editor at HG magazine from 1989 until 1993. In 1994, she became the beauty director of Vogue magazine. In 2003, she launched the popular magazine, Teen Vogue, where she acts as the editor-in-chief.

Amy Astley is best known for the creativity and interpretation of runway styles she gives to everyday school girls.

Nina Hyde

Nina Hyde was a respected journalist from the 1960s to her death in the 1990s. She was the fashion editor at The Washington Post from 1972 until her death in 1990. She was best known for her ability to look at fashion from a social context, identifying what social influences would change the fashion of the future.

These famous ladies help shape the fashions and styles of today and tomorrow, and act as a source of inspiration for men and women all over the world to strive higher in their careers, clothing choices, and lives.

This is a guest post by Andras Deak, a part-time guest-blogger and a full-time design and communication consultant. He currently represents for Lizzette Kattan, one of the most successful ladies from the fashion industry.


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