Suzy Menkes leaves the International New York Times for Vogue
A new role for the sought after fashion critic
World famous fashion journalist Suzy Menkes has been appointed International Vogue Editor, and will serve as critic and reporter on all international websites for the title – including Great Britain, France, Italy, China, Russia, Japan, Germany and Spain.
"It'll be great to have Suzy as part of the team," says British Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman, adding, "Her experience is invaluable and I have always admired her."
Menkes has worked as a fashion critic for the International Herald Tribune (since rebranded The International New York Times) for the past 25 years. Her new role will also see her take the lead in organising an annual luxury goods industry conference, supported by Condé Nast International.
"I am thrilled to become international Vogue editor at Condé Nast International, which has a real commitment to journalistic excellence, and to have the opportunity to write for a wider global audience through the Vogue websites," said Menkes. "I am grateful to have spent 25 years at the International Herald Tribune – a newspaper where I had unstinting support in being able to express myself freely and honestly. I feel this is the perfect time to embrace a new challenge in the digital age."
"Suzy Menkes is a unique talent, with superb judgement about fashion and keen insight into the business behind it," said Jonathan Newhouse, Condé Nast International Chairman and Chief Executive. "She is hugely influential and respected. Her contribution will bring even greater quality and authority to the Vogue brand."