Godfrey Deeney is Le Figaro’s editor-at-large, responsible for covering the shows and writing features for one of Paris’ most respected publications. He is know for the objectivity of his reviews, his sharp observation and acerbic wit.
A native of Ireland, Deeney is based in Paris, but has retained his Irish charm, and blunt sensibility. Deeney has conducted interviews with some of fashion’s most important designers, including Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani and Christopher Bailey. His interview style is much the same as the style of his prose: thoroughly informed, opinionated, direct and sporadically merciless.
But there is no doubt that Deeney has a deep appreciation for the industry. He is a fixture on the fashion week party set and revels in the diversity of fashion's cast of colourful characters. “Too many people think of style as a threat and are a bit scared or intimidated by that. But I like fashion freaks. I think they make the world a happier and better place”
Deeney continues in his role as editor-in-chief of German magazine Achtung and Sepp concurrently with his work at Le Figaro. Prior to his appointment Deeney was editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International, and buerau chief of Women’s Wear Daily in Paris, when John Fairchild ran the publication.
Deeney was instrumental in launching of Fashion Wire Daily, acting in the role of European editor-at-large. He has contributed to Style.com, The Sunday Independent, Esquire, and The Financial Times.