Monday, 29 September 2008

International Herald Tribune to Celebrate Suzy Menkes's Anniversary with a Museum Retrospective in Paris

Below, the press release from the NYT's about Suzy's party in Paris on Saturday.

If you were there, you're in, if not you're not.


Note below how IHT tries to reference the IHT's longstanding relationship and coverage of fashion, before Suzy.


Suzy is a year or two off retirement and the big question is this: will the IHT retain all that fashion advertising if she goes. Actually, it's not certain Suzy would retire, she's under no obligation to, and certainly the IHT wouldn't want her to. That said, there is a succession issue of some importance to be considered.

What I find curious is how the NYT isn't leveraging Suzy more in their pages. I personally don't know the name of the NYT fashion editor nor what her influence is. To be followed....

The International Herald Tribune (IHT) will hold an exhibition to celebrate a milestone in the career of its world renowned fashion editor, Suzy Menkes. The exhibition entitled "Suzy at 20" will be held at the Galliera, Musee de la Mode de la Ville de Paris from September 28 to October 6, 2008. It will be free to the public.
"Suzy at 20" will be a retrospective of the high quality, international journalism Ms. Menkes has contributed to the IHT during the twenty years she has been fashion editor. It will give a flavor of the great diversity of her work, from her critique of the collections to her analysis of the trends in the global luxury goods industry. It will also cover Ms. Menkes's reviews of major cultural exhibitions.
The IHT has had links with fashion since the early 1890s when its first pages dedicated to fashion appeared. It has enjoyed the contributions of great fashion editors like Eugenia Sheppard and Hebe Dorsey, but during the past twenty years the quality and quantity of the IHT's international fashion coverage has increased beyond measure under Ms. Menkes's editorship.
Alongside her influential reporting and exclusive video interviews with fashion's movers and shakers on, Ms. Menkes created and hosts the IHT luxury conference series, a gathering of the top commercial and creative figures that is held annually throughout the world. This year's conference will be held in New Delhi, India in December.
Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, publisher of the IHT, said: "We hope that this exhibition marking Suzy's two decades at the IHT can pay some small homage to her great achievements. Her talent is rare and her contribution to the paper is enormous."
In recognition of her remarkable contributions to fashion journalism, Ms. Menkes was made a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in France in 2005. She then received the OBE - Officer of the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth, about whom Ms. Menkes has written several books. The exhibition materials were printed by Hewlett-Packard.
About the International Herald Tribune (
The International Herald Tribune (IHT) is the premier international newspaper for opinion leaders and decision makers around the globe. It combines the extensive resources of its own correspondents with those of The New York Times, is printed at 35 sites throughout the world and is for sale in more than 180 countries. Based in Paris since 1887, the IHT is part of The New York Times Company.
About The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2007 revenues of $3.2 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 16 other daily newspapers, WQXR-FM and more than 50 Web sites, including, and The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

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