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Edwina McCann Wins Australian Fashion Laureate Lifetime Achievement Award

SYDNEY — Vogue Australia editor in chief Edwina McCann has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Australian Fashion Laureate Awards.
Presented at a ceremony at Sydney’s State Theatre on Thursday, the award recognizes an individual’s outstanding contribution to the Australian fashion industry.
First launched in 2008 by IMG and previously called just the Australian Fashion Laureate, the award has previously gone to designers Dion Lee, Toni Maticevski, Akira Isogawa and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia founder Simon Lock.
McCann, who is also the editorial director of the Condé Nast titles at News Corp Australia, was appointed Vogue editor in chief in 2012, 20 years after she first joined the title as fashion assistant, and after three years helming Harpers Bazaar Australia.
McCann has boosted Vogue’s digital offer and also augmented its live events program with events such as the Vogue Codes seminars.
According to Roy Morgan Research, Vogue Australia’s readership in the 12 months to September 2018 was 370,000, up 8.2 percent on 2017 and far ahead of the local editions of Marie Claire, with 267,000 readers, Harper’s Bazaar, with 152,000, InStyle, with 132,000, and Elle, with 130,000.
“I hope that this laureate can be maybe recognition of that — I believe frankly that

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