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Since Lucy Yeomans' surprise announcement back in March that she was leaving her editor's role at Harper's Bazaar to head up the editorial team at Net-A-Porter, not much was said about her replacement but today, Justine Picardie was confirmed as the magazine's new editor-in-chief.
Picardie isn't new to fashion. In the past she's served as columnist for the Telegraph, a contributing fashion editor at Stella and as the features editor at Vogue so the move seems like a natural step. 'Bazaar has an inspiring heritage as a luxury brand from the days of Carmel Snow, Alexey Brodovitch and Diana Vreeland, to Fabien Baron and Liz Tilberis, and I hope to celebrate the creativity and editorial ambition of the title with the same dedication as my predecessors,' she said in a statement.
Since Yeomans' departure Jenny Dickinson has served as the magazine's acting editor holding the same role at British ELLE while Lorraine Candy was on maternity leave and there's no doubting that Harper's has continued to do well under her direction. The big question, then, is what next for Dickinson?