British Vogue’s Publishing Director, Stephen Quinn, To Retire
BRITISH Vogue‘s esteemed publishing director Stephen Quinn is to retire from the publication at the end of the year.
“I have known and worked with Stephen for more than 40 years,” said Condé Nast Britain chairman Nicholas Coleridge today. “He is, without doubt, the senior advertising honcho in the magazine industry a distinguished negotiator and business operator known to every client, to every brand president and MD, to every agency in London, in Milan, Paris and New York. Stephen has sold more glossy advertising than anyone else alive in Britain today. He holds incredibly strong views, is famous for his outbursts, is well read, a brilliant motivator. And he always wears red socks.”
The publisher joined Condé Nast in 1988 to launch British GQ. He would move to British Vogue four years later in 1992 where he would start his 26-year tenure, working alongside editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman and, as of August this year, her successor Edward Enninful.
“It’s been a privilege to champion Vogue with intensity, passion, and ferocity,” said Quinn today. “I’ve relished every day in the office, every skirmish with an agency, every meeting with a client. I leave Vogue in the strongest position possible and with a crack commercial team in place. 2018 will be my time, but first I’m looking forward to ensuring the December issue, the debut under the editorship of Edward Enninful, is a blockbuster from a commercial perspective, and will relish securing every possible business opportunity between now and the end of this year.”
Enninful’s highly anticipated December issue will arrive on newsstands at the start of November.