The search is over: The New York Times has named Vanessa Freidman, currently chief fashion critic at Financial Times, as its new arbiter of all things style.
This announcement, of course, follows the January resignation of longtime fashion chief Cathy Horyn, who left the paper for personal reasons, and the more recent departure of fellow critic Suzy Menkes, who departed the recently rebranded International New York Times for a a spot at Vogue.
Times executive editor Jill Abramson says:
“I’m thrilled to welcome Vanessa to the Times. She is the perfect journalist to be our leading voice on global fashion.”