MEDIA: Vogue appoints Forbes deputy ed

Vogue, the 202,000-selling Conde Nast fashion and style monthly,

has promoted Susie Forbes to deputy editor, a role that has been vacant

for three years.

Forbes has spent five years on the upmarket glossy, latterly as senior

editor (fashion, features and living).

She will continue to oversee lifestyle and fashion features but her

remit has widened to include beauty.

'I am broadening the base of my responsibility. The job will change

organically,' she said.

Vogue has a wide readership, from fashion students to style-conscious

45-year-old women, she added.

Forbes will report to editor Alexandra Shulman. In addition to her

editorial responsibilities she will take more of a role in strategic

business, such as circulation, acting as a 'sounding board' for


'We have a young, dynamic team but there was perhaps no-one obvious (for

Shulman) to share the broader issues of the magazine with,' Forbes


Forbes joined Vogue as editor at large with responsibility for

attracting celebrity names from the arts and film worlds to the

magazine. She had previously worked on Elle and the now-defunct Sky

magazine. The last Vogue deputy editor was Louise Chunn, who moved to ES

magazine and is now deputy editor of InStyle.

In another editorial move, Robin Derrick has been made Vogue creative

director after eight years as art director. Derrick has also art

directed Arena and The Face magazines.

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