Hearst Magazines announced today that Samira Nasr has been named editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar’s U.S. edition. The daughter of a Lebanese father and Trinidadian mother, she is the first black editor-in-chief of the magazine in its 153-year history. She will take the place of Glenda Bailey, who took on the role in 2001 and resigned earlier this year.
Prior to Bazaar, the Montreal-born Nasr was the executive fashion director at Vanity Fair, a role preceded by five years at Elle as a fashion director. Her resume also includes time at InStyle as a style director.
Nasr was most recently executive fashion director at Vanity Fair and spent five years at ELLE as a fashion director. Prior to Elle, she was style director for InStyle.
In addition to working with top fashion magazine, Nasr has also styled campaigns for fashion and beauty brands, including Tiffany, Tory Burch, Estée Lauder, L’Oréal and Clarins, among others.
She began her career in fashion working as an assistant to Grace Coddington, former creative director of Vogue, after earning a graduate degree in journalism at New York University.