After 25 years at the International Herald Tribune—now known as the International New York Times—acclaimed journalist Suzy Menkes is leaving her position as the newspaper’s Style Editor to join Condé Nast International. Menkes will join as a fashion critic and reporter for the international Vogue websites. Menkes will also be involved in organizing an annual Condé Nast International Conference, which will be devoted to the luxury industry.
In a conversation with Style.com/Arabia, Jonathan Newhouse, CEO and Chairman of Condé Nast International, commented that Menkes’ role will mirror her previous one. “[It will consist of] reviews of the fashion shows and reporting on the world of fashion from all around the world. Suzy is a tireless journalist who covers every aspect of the fashion world, bringing insight and knowledge to her reporting, and she will do the same for the Vogue websites.”
Condé Nast International publishes 19 Vogue websites, including ones in the U.K., France, Italy, China, Russia, Japan, Germany, and Spain.
“I think it’s the most wonderful opportunity,” Menkes told WWD. “Change is good; it’s what fashion is all about.”
Menkes’ exit is the second high profile departure this year for the New York Times. In February, Cathy Horyn, the much-lauded Fashion Critic of The New York Times, announced her resignation after 15 years of working there.