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Jessica Michault

Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, Launchmetrics

The longtime online editor of the IHT under Suzy Menkes is now the senior vice president of industry relations at Launchmetrics.


Jessica Michault is the senior vice president of industry relations at Launchmetrics, a technology and data analytics provider. She is simultaneously the editor-at-large of the biannual fashion bible ODDA Magazine. Michault's 60 Second Fashion Reviews have brought fashion show criticism to the social media sphere and her in depth one-on-one interviews with some of fashion's leading movers and shakers, via her Fashion Your Seatbelt podcast, has created another avenue for fashion lovers to connect with the industry. 

Previously, Michault held the role of editor-in-chief of the French magazine Antidote and before that she led Nowfashion as its editor-in-chief chief, in charge of all editorial content for the show image website. Prior to her role at Nowfashion, Michault was at The International Herald Tribune for 16 years, where she started as a research assistant. Based in Paris, Michault worked with  Suzy Menkes  covering the shows, writing editorial features for the paper’s style pages and completing special reports on the luxury and watch markets. Whilst at the paper, Michault was appointed online style editor. The journalist also regularly covers the fashion industry for France 24 television.

In addition to the International Herald Tribune, Michault's work has been published in the New York Times, Italian Vogue, Vogue Japan, L'Officiel Paris, Harper's Bazaar Brazil, GQ Germany, Mixte and Elite Traveler magazine. 

Michault was born and raised in San Francisco but has been based in Paris for many years, where she lives with her husband and three daughters.


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