Former editor-in-chief of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, has been made a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for her services to fashion journalism.
Shulman was made an OBE 13 years ago and stepped down from her role at Vogue 11 months ago after a 25-year tenure – the longest of any editor in Vogue’s 100-year history.
Speaking after the awards ceremony, Shulman said: “I am absolutely delighted to receive this recognition for work in an industry I admire so much. It’s a huge honour and lovely to have just as I embark on a new stage of my career.”
The CBE title is the latest accolade to be awarded to Shulman after her departure from Vogue as well as being named Editor’s Editor at the British Society of Magazine Editors awards and winning an Outstanding Contribution to Fashion trophy from Drapers.
Shulman is credited with developing and expanding the readership of Vogue with a number of new initiatives including the launch of vogue.co.uk, iPad editions, video channels, and a Vogue festival. She has also written a book about the magazine’s 100th year and worked with the BBC to film a one-off behind-the-scenes documentary.
Since leaving Vogue Shulman has launched a freelance career, starting as a columnist for online fashion news platform The Business of Fashion.