Manuel Arnaut, who began his career at Vogue Portugal, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Vogue Arabia effective May 7.

Vogue Arabia replaces Saudi princess with new male editor

Dubai-based publishers say Manuel Arnaut has been appointed editor-in-chief after departure of Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz

Vogue Arabia, the style magazine that sought to put the Middle East on the international fashion map, has replaced its Saudi princess editor with a man after just two editions.

The announcement came one day after Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, the mother of three who previously set up a members-only fashion business introducing edgy designers to the Gulf, told media outlets that she had been sacked.

Nervora, the Dubai-based publishers, announced Friday that Manuel Arnaut, who began his career at Vogue Portugal, had been appointed editor-in-chief effective May 7.

He is the second man appointed to lead an edition of Vogue in less than a week, following the appointment of Ghana-born Briton Edward Enninful to British Vogue.

Even in the cut-throat world of glossy magazine publishing, it was an astonishingly quick exit for a woman widely known in fashion circles and feted for putting US supermodel Gigi Hadid in a jewel-encrusted veil on the inaugural cover.

"I refused to compromise when I felt the publisher's approach conflicted with the values which underpin our readers and the role of the editor-in-chief in meeting those values in a truly authentic way," Abdulaziz told Business of Fashion.

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