21 Facts About Alexandra Shulman


Alexandra Shulman was born on 13 November 1957 and is a British journalist.


Alexandra Shulman is a former Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, and became the longest serving Editor in the history of the publication.


Alexandra Shulman was born in 1957, the daughter of the critic Milton Shulman and the writer Drusilla Beyfus, who herself was a contributor to Vogue, among other publications.


Alexandra Shulman's parents had two additional children, Nicola and Jason.


Alexandra Shulman's brother Jason was formerly an art director for glossy magazines but is a sculptor and photographer.


Whilst Alexandra was growing up, the Shulman family lived in Belgravia and she attended St Paul's Girls' School.


Alexandra Shulman then took on a role in the artists and repertoire department of Arista Records which did not last very long.


Alexandra Shulman began working in fashion journalism at Tatler, working subsequently for The Sunday Telegraph, Vogue and the British edition of GQ, where she became editor in 1990.


Alexandra Shulman refuses to put celebrities on the cover if they demand copy approval and picture approval, saying "I just find that so offensive".


Alexandra Shulman wrote to designers to draw their attention to the situation calling for larger sized samples to be produced.


Contrary to expectations, Alexandra Shulman describes her own life as work-dominated and not particularly glamorous.


Alexandra Shulman was a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph newspaper, but began writing a column for the Daily Mail in 2006, which ran until 2009, when she was replaced by Liz Jones.


In 2010, Alexandra Shulman was awarded an Honorary Master of Arts degree from the University for the Creative Arts.


Alexandra Shulman was interviewed by Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 in June 2013.


In 2016, Alexandra Shulman collaborated with photographer Josh Olins to shoot Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on the cover of Vogue's centenary issue.


On 25 January 2017, approaching 25 years as editor-in-chief, it was announced that Alexandra Shulman was leaving British Vogue in June 2017.


Alexandra Shulman stated: "last autumn I realised that I very much wanted to experience a different life and look forward to a future separate to Vogue".


In May 2020, Alexandra Shulman was appointed as a strategic advisor to fast growing online fashion marketplace Atterley.


Alexandra Shulman was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2005 New Year Honours for services to the magazine industry.


Alexandra Shulman was later promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to fashion journalism.


Alexandra Shulman was twice named "Editors' Editor of the Year" by the British Society of Magazine Editors, in 2004 and 2017, and was formerly a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.