Suzy Menkes to receive Special Recognition Award
At The British Fashion Awards
British journalist Suzy Menkes will receive a Special Recognition Award at the British Fashion Awards on Monday night, honouring her stellar 25-year career.
After graduating from Cambridge University – and having been the institute's first female student newspaper editor, Menkes went on to work for The Times, The Evening Standard and The Independent, before joining the International Herald Tribune (now The International New York Times) in 1988. She also holds the Legion d'Honneur in France and a British OBE.
"Suzy is the fastest mover in the west – or east," says Sarah Mower, BFC ambassador for emerging talent. "I have only ever beaten her to the race backstage about three times in 15 years. The brain under that front-roll is a phenomenon. I'm in awe of the agenda-setting pieces she pens between Milan and Paris which both interrogate fashion's motives and put it in its rightful cultural and economic place. Besides that, she's the greatest defender of journalistic integrity, the greatest inspiration and the naughtiest wit I know."