Openly Gay Edward Enninful Personal Life, Know About His Partner

Edward Enninful's bio reveals that he was born in 1972...has reached the age of 47...celebrates his birthday on 22nd February...came out as gay when he was 21 years...known for being the Editor-in-chief of British Vogue Magazine...has a longterm partner Alec Maxwell...

Openly Gay Edward Enninful Personal Life, Know About His Partner

In the world full of fashion trends, Edward Enninful is one of the stylist and beauty editors, who have shared a variety of modeling work and bestows different stylistic changes within the modern fashion world.

He is famous as the editor-in-chief of British Vogue. He has also worked as a stylist and collaborator on various covers for the magazine, including Italian Vogue and American Vogue.

Edward Enninful's Bio, Age, Birthday

Edward Enninful was born on 22 February 1972 in Ghana. Later, he, along with his five siblings, was raised in Ladbroke Grove, London, after his parents emigrated there. His mother worked as a seamstress, who inspired him with the vividly patterned colors and fabrics.

Career- Vogue

Edward first received the taste of fashion at the age of 16, after he was spotted on a train by stylist Simon Foxton. Then, he modeled for Simon and shot with him at his house along with British fashion photographer Nicholas David Gordon "Nick" Knight. For two years, he worked as a model, and by the time he reached 18, he got appointed the role of fashion director at i-D and became the youngest ever fashion director.

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By the age of 22, he began working for Calvin Klein. To date, Edward even consulted for numerous runway shows and advertising campaigns, including Christian Dior, Dolce and Gabbana, Celine, Comme des Garçons, Mulberry, Fendi, Hugo Boss, and Missoni

Eventually, in 1998, Edward managed to become a contributing editor to Italian Vogue, where he spearheaded the production of its 'Black Issue.' Later, in 2006, he became a contributing fashion editor for American Vogue and, in 2017, became the new editor-in-chief of British Vogue.

Coming Out Story

Edward Enninful first came out as gay when he was 21-year-old. When Attitude magazine asked him why few gay males admit their sexuality, he said,

“It’s like Hollywood’s image of the perfect man and this old notion of what it meant to be a man and that this perfect man couldn’t be gay. We know that’s wrong.”

Edward also encountered racism when he first began modeling. However, he kept on going with his life, and now, he has successfully made a name for himself in the industry.


Edward Enninful has been engaged with his WEBBY Award-winning Director and Editor Alec Maxwell for 15 years, as confirmed by in January 2019. His partner is also a Digital Creative Director at Large.

Edward Enninful with his partner Alec Maxwell and others on 27 December 2019 (Photo: Edward Enninful's Instagram)

They first met at a party where Edward was hosting. Soon, their first meeting turned into romance and soon got engaged.

Since then, together, the couple has appeared in several events. For instance, on 17 May 2019, they had walked down the carpet of the 10th Annual Filmmakers Dinner at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France.