A row between former Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman and her former Condé Nast employers has erupted after Shulman commented in her Sunday newspaper column on an outfit worn by Helena Christensen. The fallout, which spilled on to social media, has brought to a head simmering animosity between Shulman and Condé Nast.
Former British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman has gained praise from fans after posting an unretouched bikini selfie.Shulman, who recently stepped down from the fashion bible after 25 years as editor-in-chief, is currently on holiday in Greece.Posting a selfie clad in just a bikini, the 59-year-old fashion maven was swiftly thanked by her thousands of followers.“Great post and pretty brave too,” commented one woman after seeing the esteemed journalist in a £20 Boden bikini.“Love that you did this for all of us women out there who want to give confidence to others to do the same,” said another.One woman said she was fed up of ‘Love Island’ bodies being touted as the golden standard, writing: “Good on you as we all need to see a real woman in her swim gear. It’s something the majority of women don’t enjoy doing but let’s make it about real women’s bodies and less Love Island. You look true and fab.”Some, however, said that the body positivity is too little, too late, writing that it would have been nice to see such images on the pages of British Vogue.“Wish you have done this when it was needed and seen by millions of Vogue readers and young girls, not now, as an effort to increase sales of your book,” commented one critic.Another said: “But why now?? I have given up Vogue as it has no reference to the life I lead or the clothes I wear. When will the fashion world really cater to the middle-aged who haven’t given up hope!!!!”Shulman joins the likes of 61-year-old Kris Jenner and 59-year-old Sharon Stone in posting a realistic unedited bikini selfie.A recent survey revealed that women over the age of 65 are in fact the most body confident. Primarily because they have better things to worry about than some cellulite.Take a look at the other well-known, 50- and 60-something women who have been praised for their bravery.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Swimwear that’ll leave you feeling body confidentWomen over 65 are the most body confident because they have ‘better things to worry about’Celebrities in bikinis: Swimwear inspiration courtesy of your favourite A-listers
Alexandra Shulman, OBE, is set to leave British Vogue after 25 years in June. The iconic editor-in-chief has not yet revealed her next career move, but after quarter of a century at the helm of the fashion bible, we hazard a guess she’s got a bright future ahead of her. The Drum reports that Shulman simply wants to “experience a different life” and looks “forward to a future separate to Vogue”.
While it would be true to say the fashion industry has long been dominated by super slim, willowy models, diversity has been having a moment of late and women representative of various different body shapes have been slowly clawing their way onto the catwalks and into the pages of glossy magazines. Doing their bit for diversity this month is style bible Vogue. Explaining what inspired the concept, editor Alexandra Shulman told GMB’s Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: “I had the idea when a colleague was telling me about the problems they were having trying to get clothes for actresses - who are real people.
Alexandra Shulman, Victoria Beckham and Anna Wintour all attended [Photo: Darren Gerrish] The world’s two biggest fashion editors came together last night for the launch of Vogue’s mega-expensive centenary book, Vogue: Voice Of A Century. Costing a whopping £695, the book features interviews, images and illustrations from 100 of the magazine’s top contributors. Less than 2000 copies are available to buy with each one featuring signatures from Kate Moss, Grace Coddington and more. A book guaranteed to make a serious dent in your bank balance [Photo: Instagram/rosannafishbourne] Anna Wintour and Alexandra Shulman, the heads of US and British Vogue respectively, were pictured side-by-side at the 5 Hertford Street event, quashing rumours of their rivalry.
A debate about whether laws to protect models working in the fashion industry should exist will be discussed in Parliament today. Rosie Nelson, who’s a size 8, revealed that when she approached the unnamed agency with dreams of becoming a model last year she was told she “ticked all of the boxes except one” – her weight.