Samira Nasr Taps Three Top Editors To Join The Masthead At Harper’s Bazaar

by Freya Drohan

Samira Nasr, who took the reins at Harper’s Bazaar in July, has been busy adding top-level editorial talent to her team at the fashion bible.

First up, Leah Chernikoff, who reportedly began her role as executive editor this summer. Chernikoff, most recently head of content at Glossier/Into The Gloss, was previously Elle.com’s digital director from 2013-2019. Prior to that, she was the editorial director of Fashionista.com. The Brooklyn-based mom began her career as a features reporter at New York Daily News. It’s not the first time Chernikoff has worked alongside Nasr; before Nasr went to Vanity Fair, she was the fashion director at ELLE. Chernikoff’s role will involve overseeing all editorial content and strategy, and managing the print and digital teams.

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Next up to join the masthead is Laura Genninger, who steps into the role of creative director. The position has been empty since V‘s Stephen Gan jumped ship to Elle in 2018. Most recently, Genninger was art director at Another Man and has served as art director at i-D and Atmos. She has also worked extensively on creative projects under her own company, Studio 191, for the past 25 years. A complete new re-design of the print magazine is expected early next year. Genninger will also work across fashion and cover shoots.

In a newly-created position, Kaitlyn Greenidge will join as features director across all platforms. Greenidge, a published author who holds an MFA in Fiction from Hunter College, has previously contributed to The New York Times and Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter. In her new role, Greenidge will collaborate with writers and editors on packages about prevalent societal and cultural issues. Greenidge’s writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Elle, and Buzzfeed, among others. She is the recipient of several fellowships, including the Whiting Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Genninger and Greenidge will begin their roles on November 1. The November issue is also Nasr’s first issue since taking over from Glenda Bailey.

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Mercedes Mcnealy Barnes October 10, 2020 - 2:21 AM

I enjoy your age group related fashion department….I am 70 years old

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richard degrandcourt November 16, 2020 - 10:52 AM

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Richard deGrandcourt January 10, 2021 - 2:55 PM

Dress up America! just look at Cornelia! “she always looks great wearing a dress, it doesn’t wear her”. This American Girl has it! Richard deGrandcourt

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Richard deGrandcourt March 9, 2021 - 5:04 PM

The Martha Stewart Photos are so elegant and so real Martha! Out of the Kitchen and in front of the Flashbulb! This Flower of Fortune is a Cookie in a Caspar! A Nice surprise in March issue Happy Easter parade of Girls. Martha is American Fashion and the Real Apple Pie.

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richard degrandcourt March 11, 2021 - 5:02 AM

A Cookie in a Kaspar, that’s better pretty Martha

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Richard deGrandcourt March 18, 2021 - 7:18 PM

The Best Christmas Present for Your Doctor, I have four Ladies that our MDS and Dr. LIna my dear Dentist, all will receive Harpers Bazaar for Christmas not just one but a Year. The office girls are excited and the patients have something to read and learn as I have. They say if a boy loves his pretty mom as I did Hell always love and Appreciate woman, and Harpers Bazaar for Christmas is a nice way to show it

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Richard deGrandcourt March 20, 2021 - 7:12 PM

last night in a fashion dream of a Magical Harpers Bazaar Soir’ee, what an evening with an all-female Orchestra, Conductor. and who is the Princess of the evening, many from around the world, KIngs and Queens, Presidents and Fashion leaders and designers a Soiree to Remember.

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richard degrandcourt March 30, 2021 - 2:54 PM

So much light in her face, Only Cornelia has the exquisite aura of the Classic Fashion Look. Has anyone seen Cornelia Guests’ new Photos? Like a Fresh Spring Flower on a Sunny Day!

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