Meet Samira Nasr, the first Black EIC of ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ US

Beauty / June 10, 2020

Samira Nasr is now the editor-in-chief at Harper’s Bazaar US. It’s a big shift as the publication had Glenda Bailey as EIC for 19 years. She is also the first Black EIC of the publication.

Nasr shared in the video announcement of her new position, “As the proud daughter of a Lebanese father and Trinidadian mother, my world view is expansive and is anchored in the belief that representation matters. My lens by nature is colorful and so it is important to me to begin a new chapter in Bazaar’s history by shining a light on all individuals who I believe are the inspiring voices of our time. I will work to give all voices a platform to tell stories that would never have been told.”

Her experience and expertise are backed up by being the executive fashion director at Vanity Fair, fashion director at Elle, along with her work at InStyle. 

She also worked as an assistant to Grace Coddington and as a freelance stylist.

Nasr’s first day will be on July 6.

Harper’s Bazaar, Samira Nasr