Vanessa Friedman is the fashion director and chief fashion critic of New York Times.
Vanessa Friedman was named the fashion director and chief fashion critic for New York Times in March 2014. In this role she leads global fashion coverage for both New York Times and International New York Times on all platforms.
Before joining the paper, Ms. Friedman was the inaugural fashion editor of the Financial Times, beginning in 2003. Along with editing the Style pages and the Luxury360 vertical, she wrote a weekly column for the Saturday FT and created the FT's annual Business of Luxury conference.
Previously, she was the fashion features director for InStyle UK, from 2000 to 2002. Before that she worked as a Fashion Correspondent for the FT, as an Arts Contributor at The Economist and was the European Editor at American Elle. In addition she contributed regularly to Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Entertainment Weekly.
She is the author of "Emilio Pucci" (Taschen) as well as an honorary professor at Glasgow-Caledonian University. She was the recipient of the 2012 Front Page Award for fashion writing, as well as the 2013 Fashion Monitor Journalist of the Year award.
Ms. Friedman received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University.