Suzy Menkes is fashion’s leading authority. As Editor, Vogue International, her articles and reports appear on the websites of 26 editions of Vogue in 18 languages, reaching an audience of over 74 million. She is also highly active on social media, with over 500,000 followers on Instagram @SuzyMenkesVogue.
Free from editorial constraints, Suzy Menkes has built a reputation for having a strong and independent point of view. She brings to her worldwide audience a deep knowledge, experience and love of fashion.
Unique among fashion editors, and trained as a historian at Cambridge University, Suzy Menkes looks beyond immediate trends to analyse changing style in a social context.
She devised the luxury conference concept in 2001, while Fashion Editor of the International Herald Tribune, and has successfully hosted conferences all over the world with speakers including Karl Lagerfeld, Naomi Campbell, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Federico Marchetti, Jony Ive, Antoine Arnault, Alexandre Arnault, Huda Kattan, Alber Elbaz, Tory Burch, Elie Saab, Nadja Swarovski, Olivier Rousteing, Marc Newson, Anya Hindmarch, Jason Wu and many others.
With a new location and theme each year, Suzy Menkes and Condé Nast International identify and explore the most important issues and opportunities for leaders of the global luxury and fashion industry.
Suzy is a member of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour, where she holds the rank of Chevalier, and of the Order of the British Empire for “services to fashion journalism.”
In 2013, she was awarded the Fiorino d’Oro — the highest honour of the city of Florence — in recognition of her contribution to culture and arts in that city. Later that year, she received a Special Recognition Award at the British Fashion Awards.
In 2014, she was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by CEW — Cosmetic Executive Women.
In 2015 Suzy received the keys to the city of Florence from Mayor Dario Nardella, while hosting the first Conde Nast International Luxury Conference in the Palazzo Vecchio.
In 2016, Suzy was awarded honorary citizenship of the city of Seoul from Mayor Park Won-Soon, while hosting the second edition of the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference.