He had been rumored to be in the running from the beginning, but most people didn’t believe it would ever happen. Not because Edward Enninful, the renowned fabulous image-maker, close pal of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, isn’t supremely talented, but because he is a black man, born in Ghana, raised in London and working in New York.

To hand Mr. Enninful the reins of one of the most storied woman’s fashion magazines would be to make a statement about diversity and gender that would resonate far beyond hemlines, giving a global viewpoint for the fashion industry at a time where walls and barriers are popping up around the world.

Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor of American Vogue, where Mr. Enninful is a former contributor, said: “It is a brilliant choice, and I am thrilled for him. Edward will undoubtedly shake things up in a way that will be so exciting to watch.”

We can’t wait to see what he brings to the table for the future of British Vogue.