Samira Nasr, who was recently the executive director of fashion at Vanity Fair, will lead the publication of the title in the US from next month, Hearst publisher announced on Tuesday.
“As the proud daughter of a Lebanese father and a Trinidadian mother, my worldview is extensive and anchored in the belief that representation matters,” Nasr said. “Of course, my lens is colorful and that’s why it’s important to start a new chapter in the history of the Bazaar by illuminating all the people I think are the inspired voices of our time.”
The move marks a return to Hearst for Nasr, who previously served as fashion director for another company title, Elle. Prior to that, she worked as a director for the fashion magazine InStyle and began her career as an assistant to former creative director Vogue Grace Coddington.
“I believe that Harper’s Bazaar can offer the best in fashion, while at the same time it is a place where the community can come together to celebrate art, music, pop culture and also learn about the important issues we face today as women “, he said,” such as the struggle for human rights, our reproductive rights and the obstacles we face as we fight for justice in the workplace. “
Samira Nasr, on the right, was photographed at the “Queen & Slim” show in New York last year. Credit: Bryan Bedder / Getty Images North America / Getty Images for Universal
Nasr also sent a message of solidarity to protesters and activists who took to the streets across America after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
“I see you, I thank you and I hope we can join forces to strengthen the message of equality, because black life matters,” he said.
Meanwhile, Nasr’s current boss, Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Radhika Jones, wished her well in her new role.