Meghan Markle's collaboration with British Vogue continues to make waves. When the Duchess of Sussex guest-edited last year's September issue, it immediately saw commercial success, quickly becoming the fastest-selling edition in the magazine's 104-year history. Now, the industry is celebrating the issue, too.
The Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Awards were held last night in London, and saw Meghan's issue, titled "Forces for Change," take home the Diversity Initiative of the Year Award. And to top it off, British Vogue's editor-in-chief, with whom Meghan worked to make the issue, was presented with the Editor of the Year Award.
"I’m honored to have this very special issue recognized," Meghan said in a statement to Town & Country. "Creating 'Forces for Change' with Edward was an opportunity to have the September issue of Vogue reflect the world as we see it—beautiful and strong in its diversity. Huge congratulations to Edward who helped bring this to light, and for his additional honor of being awarded 'best editor' by PPA."
Memorably, the issue's cover featured a group of influential women—not, as some thought would happen, Meghan herself. "From the very beginning, we talked about the cover—whether she would be on it or not," Enninful said last year, after the cover was revealed. "In the end, she felt that it would be in some ways a 'boastful' thing to do for this particular project," he continued. "She wanted, instead, to focus on the women she admires."
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