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Elaine Welteroth - Pioneers Who Have Shaped America's Fashion Industry


Elaine Welteroth is an American journalist, editor and best-selling author. In April 2016, she became editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, and the youngest Condé Nast editor in its 107-year history as well as the second African-American person to hold the title of editor-in-chief at the company. In January 2018, it was announced she would be stepping down from her role, after signing with talent agency CAA.


In June 2019 her memoir, More Than Enough: Claiming space for who you are (no matter what they say), was published by Viking. Welteroth was influential in the magazine’s revitalisation, expanding its focus to feminism, culture and politics — including in-depth coverage of the 2016 US election. According to Condé Nast, subscriptions for Teen Vogue increased 535% year-over-year during her tenure. In 2016, Welteroth was named 47th in The Root’s list of 100 influential African-Americans.


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Image: Elaine Welteroth for the Guardian_Image by Suki Dhanda_2019.


Text: Business of Fashion ‘Elaine Welteroth: Biography’. Available at: https://www.businessoffashion.com/community/people/elaine-welteroth#:~:text=Elaine%20Welteroth%20is%20an%20American,in%2Dchief%20at%20the%20company.