Vanessa Friedman, The New York Times

Vanessa Friedman

The New York Times

Lathrop, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Vanessa:

Woodstock Was the Birthplace of Festival Fashion

Once upon a time, it wasn’t a commercial opportunity, it was a statement of identity. → Read More

Instagram Is Great for Models. It’s Also Good for Predators.

The platform can create a path to success for many young women. Scammers and abusers know it. → Read More

Fendi, the Legacy of Empire — and Lagerfeld

The couture show at the Temple of Venus and Rome was a fitting homage to just how much the designer gave the house, and a step into an unknown future. → Read More

On the Fourth of July, Melania Trump Dresses for Independence

But whose, exactly? Her own, or the country’s? → Read More

At Valentino, Diversity by Design

At Viktor & Rolf, sustainability. Finally, designers are engaging with the issues of the day instead of ignoring them. → Read More

Anarchy in the Ateliers at Givenchy and Margiela

Clare Waight Keller and John Galliano make some mayhem; Giorgio Armani and Giambattista Valli play a different game. → Read More

Women Are Defining Paris Couture

The three most famous French couture houses are now helmed by female designers. → Read More

‘No Lips. No Hands. No Lobsters.’

Daniel Roseberry makes his debut at Schiaparelli. → Read More

He Lost His Name. He Lost His Brand. But He Is No Fashion Victim.

Ralph Rucci is once again the only American on the couture schedule. → Read More

Homage or Theft? Carolina Herrera Called Out by Mexican Minister

The debate over cultural appropriation and fashion intensifies. → Read More

What Brand Defines These Soccer Stars? Their Own

Members of the United States women’s team start their own collections and open up another front in the fight for fair value. → Read More

Lady Gaga, Tyra Banks and the Disneyfication of Fashion

Shopping has always been about amusement. Now it’s going to be about amusement parks. → Read More

Serena Williams Won’t Be Silenced. Her Clothes Are Doing the Talking.

A year after the catsuit controversy, the tennis star is smashing old rules and stereotypes. → Read More

The Freudian Loafer, the Intellectual and the Politician’s Son

Louis Sarkozy, the son of the former French president, wants to make academics into influencers. → Read More

Extreme One-Upsmanship on the Met Red Carpet

Excess! Extravagance! Eyeballs! Reviewing the fashions of the night. → Read More

What Is the Met Gala, and Who Gets to Go?

Deconstructing the party of the year, including how much it costs, who hosts and what you have to wear. → Read More

Should These Clothes Be Saved?

Thousands of articles of everyday women’s clothing are being preserved in lockers in a college basement. But where, exactly, does their value lie? → Read More

‘Anna Delvey’ and the Art of Courtroom Fashion

This week Anna Sorokin, Elizabeth Holmes and Cardi B all provided a visual brief on how to use clothes to communicate in court. → Read More

Hello, Little Microbe. Doesn’t This Jacket Look Yummy?

Now we can trick tiny bugs into eating our clothing. Consumption is finally a good thing. → Read More

French Titans’ Pledges to Notre-Dame Pass €600 Million

The Arnault and Pinault families were among those who said they would devote resources and skills to the restoration of the cathedral, a symbol of French identity. → Read More