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.