Vanessa Friedman is NYT's new top fashion critic


Financial Times fashion editor Vanessa Friedman will become The New York Times' fashion director and chief fashion critic, Laure Guilbault reports in WWD. Alexandra Jacobs "has been promoted to fashion critic and fashion features writer," a Times press release says.

Friedman fills a void left by the resignations of Suzy Menkes, who is exiting the International New York Times to join Condé Nast International, and by Cathy Horyn, the New York-based critic who left the paper last January.

Horyn announced in January she would leave the Times for personal reasons.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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