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Curriculum Vitae: Eva Chen

Head of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram


  • 2001 Earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Johns Hopkins University
  • 2004 Earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University

Work History

  • 2015-present
    Head of Fashion Partnerships
  • 2013-15
    Lucky magazine
  • 2005-12
    Beauty and Health Director
    Teen Vogue
  • 2002-05
    Beauty Writer
    Contributing Fashion Stylist


  • She’s a first-generation American and grew up in Greenwich Village, New York
  • Chosen by longtime Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, to take over Lucky magazine
  • Originally studied pre-med at Hopkins, but her internship at Harper’s Bazaar led her to change her major to English
  • Appointed as editor-in-chief of Lucky at age 33, she was the first Asian-American and youngest editor-in-chief in Condé Nast’s history
  • Known for her frequent Instagram #EvaChenpose, where she posts a signature shot of her shoes, bag, and a piece of fruit in the back of a cab
  • Currently has more than 700,000 followers on Instagram

In Her Own Words

“My job is about helping people tell their stories in ever more interesting ways. It’s more about creating narratives than directly selling product. Instagram was initially launched as a community for artists and photographers.”
The Telegraph

“Someone can tweet at me and can get an answer in 24 hours. It takes me 10 seconds to respond. I never had that growing up. The only way you could talk to a magazine was by writing a letter to the editor.”
— The New York Times