His iconic covers celebrate diversity, spotlighting all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
Edward’s transformative soft power extends beyond the pages, as he built a multicultural “creative dream team” for British Vogue with new voices from up-and-coming photographers, stylists, writers, street-savvy millennials, visionary designers, and cultural icons.
What sets Edward apart is the trust he’s earned from me and many others. His creative vision and commitment to our interests are qualities rare in our industry. I didn’t hesitate to say yes when he asked to feature me with my newborn on the cover of British Vogue.
There is nobody else I would have done that for, and there hasn’t been anybody since.
Similarly, Edward’s honest persuasion brought together 40 of the world’s most influential women for a breathtaking farewell cover shoot.
I deeply respect Edward’s decision to step away.
When he shared his plan with me, I understood it because I understand Edward. He is genuinely invested in our industry’s future, keenly aware that we must pave the way for creative talent, and is continually propelled toward greatness.
So, what is the next great thing for Edward? I’m not sure. Whenever I ask, he replies with an infectious grin, “You’ll just have to wait and see.”
See the full feature in the March issue of British Vogue, available via digital download and on newsstands from Tuesday Feb 13.