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Suzy Menkes: That's it FOREVER

by 1 January 22, 2010 2 min read 2 Comments

This morning I came across an interesting and relevant video interview with fashion editor Suzy Menkes.  If you you’re asking yourself, “who is Suzy Menkes,” here is my Suzy Menkes for Dummies: [caption id="attachment_2182" align="alignright" width="227" caption="Suzy Menkes"][/caption]

  • Fashion editor for the International Herald Tribune
  • Contributing editor to select prime fashion rags
  • Attends over six hundred fashion shows a year
  • Very influential
  • British
  • Known for her trademark pompadour hairstyle
  • Recently appeared as one of the finale judges on Project Runway
  • Known for her “tell-it-like-it-is” reporting.   Example: when writing about  Jil Sander’s below-the-knee dresses,
looked like something a woman who had lost her waist would choose from a mail-order catalogue. or on Versace,
If you want a pick-me-up fashion cocktail of color in a tutti-frutti print, gaudy suede Puss-in-Boots and look-at-me accessories, this show was caricatural Versace.
. OK, you get the picture…the ‘ol gal knows what she’s talking about and people in the industry take heed.  So this morning when I came across her interview and her thoughts on fast-paced publishing / blogging, I took note - serious note.  Here is what the doyen says:
When the world changed, when fashion changed, and instead of becoming a monologue it became a conversation. Instead of it being something that which was received, there is now a rapport.   People can make comments on shows instantly.  They can exchange views with other people.  Listen, you can go into a shop and snap yourself on your phone wearing something and send it to your boyfriend and say “hey do you like this?” You know, everything now is integrated and there’s a backwards and forewords now and that is never going to stop…Now that that has started – that’s it forever.
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I think she pegged the nail on the head.  That’s it forever.

. [caption id="attachment_2184" align="alignnone" width="594" caption="Suzy Menkes Judging Project Runway"][/caption]


2 Responses

gil bastos vieira
gil bastos vieira

May 16, 2016

suzy menkes is clever and very fashioned

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

we TOTALLY agree!

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