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Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Grace Coddington Join the British Vogue Team

Perhaps to shift attention away from a less-than-flattering British Vogue-related news story, today, inbound editor-in-chief Edward Enninful announced four very high-profile editorial appointments.

Joining the British Vogue masthead are fashion editor Grace Coddington, who will serve as a contributor, as well as supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell and Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen. The latter three will act as contributing editors.

“I am thrilled that Kate, Naomi, Steve and Grace are going to work with us in these new roles,” said Enninful in a statement. “As two of the biggest international style influencers and supermodels, the impact Naomi and Kate have in today’s culture is enormous. Being an acclaimed filmmaker and Turner Prize-winning artist, Steve will bring an increased depth to the arts within the magazine.”

Coddington is a longtime British Vogue vet. The creative force worked at the publication for 19 years before moving stateside to join American Vogue, where she and Enninful were colleagues for a time (as captured in the documentary The September Issue). Moss, meanwhile, has been contributing to the glossy since 2013.

“I am very much looking forward to working with these friends and colleagues on their ideas for upcoming issues,” the former W creative director told WWD.

This is Enninful’s second round of editorial hires, his first being the appointment of Venetia Scott as fashion director (a role formerly occupied by Lucinda Chambers). No doubt there’s more office shuffling to come chez British Vogue.

[ via Vogue UK ]