Vanessa Friedman Joins the New York Times as Fashion Director and Critic
March 12, 2014 8:55am
Following the departure of Cathy Horyn and Suzy Menkes, Vanessa Friedman, formerly the fashion editor of London’s Financial Times, is joining the New York Timesas fashion director and chief fashion critic. She will begin at her new post next month.
Speculation among editors at last month’s shows was that Friedman had been lobbying hard for the Times position, and some even felt that it was no accident that her Moschino takedown in the FThad a certain Horyn-like vigor. Friedman has served as theFT‘s fashion editor since 2003. Prior to her role there, she was a regular contributor to such publications as The New Yorker and Vogue, and was the founding fashion and features director forInStyle UK. No doubt, she’ll make a strong addition to the evolving NY Times fashion team.
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