Jo Ellison, currently features director at British Vogue, will start in August. From today’s announcement:
Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: “Jo is a hugely talented writer with deep experience in the fashion industry and a sharp eye for style and detail. She joins the FT at an important time of growth in our luxury portfolio, and will make a valuable contribution to our talented team.”
Ellison will remain based in London. She was previously a features editor at the Independent and started her career at the Irish Examiner. Ellison succeeds Vanessa Friedman, who recently became the New York Times chief fashion critic.
This fall, Ellison will also be publishing the book Vogue: The Gown, an overview of 100 years’ worth of haute couture.
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