A singular authority in a world of opinions, Suzy Menkes is one of fashion’s most informed, balanced and respected voices. It was announced in March 2014 that she would leave her role as style editor at The International New York Times, formerly known as The International Herald Tribune, to join Condé Nast International as the International Vogue Editor, reporting and contributing to all non-US Vogue websites. Menkes exited Condé Nast in July 2020.
Menkes worked for the The International Herald Tribune for 26 years and is remarkably popular in the industry given the critical nature of her job. When she was arbitrarily banned from a show due to a prior review, the industry supported her and boycotted the show. Importantly, Menkes also hosted an annual luxury conference for The International Herald Tribune.
Menkes was also a columnist for The New York Times T Magazine, where she famously argued that fashion’s relentless and increased calendar had negative ramifications for designers and their output. In 2013, Menkes also criticised what she dubbed “the fashion circus” of bloggers and street style celebrities, writing, “There is something ridiculous about the self-aggrandisement of some online arbiters who go against the mantra that I was taught in my earliest days as a fashion journalist: 'It isn’t good because you like it; you like it because it’s good.'"