Eva Chen (editor)
Chen in 2019
|Alma mater||Johns Hopkins University|
|Home town||New York City|
Eva Chen (born 1980) is the director of fashion partnerships at Instagram and a children's book author. Previously she was editor-in-chief of Lucky and beauty and health director at Teen Vogue.
Chen grew up in New York. Her parents, who are from Taipei and Shanghai, own a consulting textile import-export business, and Chen attributes her early love of fashion to her mother's influence. Chen attended the Brearley School, then went to college at Johns Hopkins University where she was pre-med.
In college, Chen interned for fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar. After graduating from Hopkins in 2001, she worked briefly for a law firm before joining the then-recently launched shopping magazine Lucky, where she worked in the credits department logging the prices and sellers for the magazine's array of products and eventually became editor-in-chief. She next moved to Elle where she worked in the beauty department for three years before she became beauty editor of Teen Vogue 
At Lucky, Chen was the youngest editor-in-chief in the magazine's history.. She also became the first head of a commercial arm for the publication, Lucky Shops, serving as both editor-in-chief for the magazine and chief creative officer.
In July 2015, Chen joined Instagram, owned by Facebook, to develop partnerships with fashion brands. She is presently Head of Fashion Partnerships for the social media platform, and has launched a number of fashion and e-commerce features at Instagram, including shopping fashion looks directly from influencers' feeds  and the Instagram Shop account .
Chen is also a book author  and has written two children's books, both illustrated by Derek Desierto: Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes (2018) and A Is for Awesome: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World (2019). Her third book, Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure is also illustrated by Desierto and will be released in November 2019.
In 2000, Chen studied abroad for a year in England at Oxford, where she met her husband, Thomas Bannister. Chen and Bannister have two children together, Ren and Tao. Chen gave birth to daughter, Ren, in 2015 and son, Tao, in 2017.
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