Russian model, socialite, gallerista and billionaire babe Dasha Zukhova (above) can now add “editor-in-chief” to her growing list of achievements. The Russian-born girlfriend of mogul Roman Abramovich has been named editor of British fashion magazine Pop. Relaunching on September 1 — with former Wallpaper exec Tom Bailey heading up Pop’s publishing side — Zukhova comes to the job with zero previous editorial experience, though many hours hitting fashion show front-rows.
Luckily, Zukhova will have some pretty heavy-hitters helping her out in her new position: According Britain’s Guardian newspaper, Pop has established an editorial board to provide guidance and inspiration — including design critic Alice Rawsthorn; artist and film director Sam Taylor-Wood; artist and art director Peter Saville; fashion icon Daphne Guinness; art director Julia Restoin Roitfield; Rebecca Wilson, head of development at the Saatchi Gallery; and David Davies, managing director of Pop, among others.
No word on whether grammar, punctuation and spelling tuition are included in the package.
As Transracial readers already know, Zukhova replaces Pop founding editor Katie Grand, who defected to Conde Nast to launch the newly debuted style competitor, Love.