Alexandra Shulman is a journalist, consultant and commentator. She was Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue from 1992–2017, the magazine’s
longest serving editor.
She has been Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and is an honorary fellow of the University of the Arts. She won 2017 Periodical Publisher’s Association Editor’s Editor Award and The Drapers Award 2017 for Outstanding Contribution to Fashion. She is Vice President of The London Library and was awarded the CBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List.
She has a weekly column in the Mail on Sunday, is a contributor to other national newspapers and has written two novels: Can We Still Be Friends? (2012) and The Parrots (2015). Inside Vogue: The Diary of My 100th Year was published by Fig Tree in October 2016.
Alexandra was featured in a three-part primetime BBC series on Vogue’s centenary year in 2016.
On ‘Clothes… and other things that matter’:
Alexandra Shulman’s Clothes… and other things that matter is a refreshingly self-deprecating and often very moving memoir from the ex-Editor
of British Vogue. This startingly honest account of her life will prompt readers to consider what their own clothes mean to them, and the stories they tell.
From the bra to the bikini, the trench coat to trainers, the slip dress to the suit, clothes are rarely just clothes. Here Shulman explores their meaning in women’s lives and how our wardrobes intersect with the larger world – the
career ladder, motherhood, romance, sexual identity, failure, body image and celebrity.
This beguiling and funny mix of memories, observation and fashion history looks at how the clothes we wear (and choose not to wear) are the evocative and compelling companions to the lives we lead.