Suzy Menkes, known and renown fashion expert, respected by all for her striking sarcasm, sharp opinion about creative concept and designs, leaves VOGUE for new intellectual adventures. Suzy Menkes is departing from her role as Editor of Vogue International. The British fashion journalist, who in 2001 was banned from LVMH runway shows for her unwaveringly honest writing, became indispensable figure in fashion.
Suzy Menkes is fashion’s leading authority. As International Vogue Editor, her articles and reports appear on 21 international Vogue websites in 15 languages, reaching an audience of over 31 million. An enthusiast for social media, she has over 350,000 followers on Instagram.
Frank, fearless and free from editorial constraints, she has built a reputation for having a strong and independent point of view. She brings to her worldwide audience a deep knowledge, experience and love of fashion.
A consequence of her departure, Condé Nast International is canceling its annual Condé Nast Luxury Conference, an event that Suzy Menkes has leading for the past 5 years. The publishing giant, which saw Vogue.com Editor Stuart Emmrich steped down just days ago, is dealing with a slew of allegations detailing workplace racism and discrimination. Two days later Vogue‘s Anna Wintour apologized for “publishing images or stories that have been hurtful or intolerant.” Suzy Menkes will officially leave Vogue International in October. Before then, she will review the upcoming September Spring/Summer 2021 collections.
Suzy Menkes statment
“After six years at Condé Nast, I will be leaving in October, after attending and reporting on the next season of shows, whether physical or virtual.
I have often said that change is the essence of fashion. How true that is!
After a career at the Herald Tribune and New York Times, I joined Condé Nast in 2014, leaping into the digital world. During my time at Vogue, I have enjoyed seeing the evolution and development of the fashion and creative industry – from reporting on shows and posting here on Instagram, to organising and running some of the greatest conferences and events.
I have enjoyed every moment of my time as Editor, Vogue International, and I am proud of everything I have achieved at the company. I am grateful to all the industry insiders I have worked with, and of course my entire team at Condé Nast, especially Adrian Ting and Natasha Cowan, who have worked with me for ten years. And I am grateful to those who follow my Instagram, and those who listen to my new podcast series.
The current global situation has given me – and all of us – pause for reflection. And so it is time for a new adventure, which I look forward to with excitement. I will continue to write, post, record, and bring together the industry – watch this space (and SuzyMenkes.com) for the next stage of my career! And there may be a book or two with my 30 years of photos and diaries…”