Bailey joins namesake in the US

Sarah Bailey, left, will work with Glenda Bailey on Harper’s Bazaar

British Elle editor Sarah Bailey said the offer to join Harper’s Bazaar in New York came about after a “little moment” with Glenda Bailey at the Chanel collections in Paris, writes Ruth Addicott.

Bailey has been appointed deputy editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar and will work alongside Glenda Bailey on the fashion glossy’s future strategy.

The offer was made after the two met in Paris in October. “We had a little moment at the collections in October. I went to meet her and she has some very ambitious plans for Harper’s Bazaar,” she told Press Gazette. “What I have enjoyed at Elle is the combination of high fashion with service and explaining how to put your look together. Glenda is doing that brilliantly at Harper’s Bazaar.”

The US magazine is also likely to draw on Bailey’s celebrity contacts in the fashion world.

Sarah Bailey was appointed editor of Elle in March 2002, having previously been associate editor and editor-at-large.

Prior to Elle, she edited Minx and J-17 and launched Elle Girl in 2001. Elle’s publisher Hachette Filipacchi has begun “conversations” with potential candidates to be her successor.

Bailey added: “The opportunity to work in Manhattan is thrilling. The magazine market over there is something else entirely, although I’m very sad to be leaving Elle.”

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