suzy menkes
Suzy Menkes
international vogue editor

Alexandre Birman, Suzy Menkes e Johanna Birman CREDIT SuzyMenkesVogue

The Brazilian shoe entrepreneur is going global – while keeping footwear in the family Take your choice: nude-coloured sandals swaying with colourful furry pompoms; shiny silver brogues; cork pumps; or olé olé high-heels embroidered with flowers. By the time I had finished my tour of his three different shoe boutiques, I thought that owner Alexandre […]

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2017  © Getty Images

Nicolas Ghesquière took his scissors out – to little effect The view outside the window was the grand serenity of Paris’ Place Vendôme – all cream stone façades with the column in the centre. Inside the Louis Vuitton building, the show setting was a work in progress. The grandeur of an ancient building was being […]

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 04:  Models walk the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017  on October 4, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Karl Lagerfeld gets tangled up in computer wires. The sunlit arch of the Grand Palais looked down on a line-up of hefty clicking, whirring computers with snarls of multi-coloured twisting wires at their base. This gigantic techno data centre (that did nothing to boost the feeble signal of an audience clutching their smartphones) formed the […]

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Designer Demna Gvasalia brought the haute down from its heights Can Cristóbal and Spandex be spoken in the same breath? One is to be whispered in awe as the first name of hallowed Spanish designer Balenciaga; the other is a synthetic fabric that is body-hugging, super stretchy and exuding a certain brash vulgarity. They were […]

9 Valentino Indigital

This major success for Pierpaolo Piccioli, left alone after his partner’s departure to Dior, was helped by a collaboration with Zandra Rhodes. The fragility of the dresses, the sweetness of the faces, the gentle spirit of the Valentino show won over the audience before more than a handful of outfits had hit the runway. Yet […]

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Designer Tomas Maier enlists actress Lauren Hutton to prove the beauty of things that last For any busy, intelligent woman who loves fashion, Tomas Maier’s words backstage were pure nectar. “It’s about moving on – yet it is always the same thing: being thoughtful about women and what they might like and need. And thinking […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20:  A model walks the runway at the Marques'Almeida show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer collections 2017 on September 20, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

The design duo behind the young British brand is obsessed with the reality of how young women live and look today First came the shorts, pert and patterned; then rich, ornate flowers printed on a top and falling louche and sensual off one shoulder. There was denim, of course – the leitmotif of Marta Marques […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19:  Models walk the runway at the Burberry runway show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer collections 2017 on September 19, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Christopher Bailey tells Suzy Menkes the thought process behind his gender fluid show and “see now, buy now” philosophy Burberry electrified London Fashion Week – and the entire fashion world – with a collection that is a game-changer for the industry. The giant tents packed with celebrities for twice-a-year shows are no more. Instead, the […]

HERO IMAGE    Demna Gvasalia CREDIT Pierre-Ange Carlotti

Suzy Menkes talks to the designer about his pragmatic approach at Balenciaga   “May the Bridges I Burn Light the Way” reads the T-shirt Demna Gvasalia wore as he stood backstage at the Vetements show in Paris.   When he became the new Artistic Director of Balenciaga in 2015 and whenever he appears with his brother Guram, his choice of clothing is always the same: […]


Francesco Carrozzini’s film about his mother, the Editor of Italian Vogue, is a powerful personal journey White daisies and scarlet poppies dancing in a field of green grass are on the Instagram of Franca Sozzani, Editor in Chief ofVogue Italia. A graceful vision of high summer? A serenade of nature in a world of fashion […]




Vogue International Editor Suzy Menkes is the best-known fashion journalist in the world. After 25 years commenting on fashion for the International Herald Tribune (rebranded recently as The International New York Times), Suzy Menkes now writes exclusively for Vogue online, covering fashion worldwide.

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