Vanessa Friedman, The New York Times

Vanessa Friedman

The New York Times

Lathrop, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Vanessa:

Christian Siriano and Tom Ford Have an Unexpected Mind-Meld

The two designers brought New York Fashion Week to a close with a shared idea: Fashion should make you smile. → Read More

The Burberry Show Was Not About a Cult

Even if it kind of looked that way. So what was it about? You’ll never guess. → Read More

On the Eve of New York Fashion Week, What’s Next?

Four fashion insiders debate the questions swirling around shows, clothes and race. → Read More

Fendi Selects Kim Jones to Replace Karl Lagerfeld

The British fashion designer will oversee Fendi haute couture, ready-to-wear and fur, but will also continue as artistic director of Dior Men. → Read More

The Two Men Buying Your Favorite Retailers

Jamie Salter and David Simon, one a licensing expert and the other a mall operator, are reshaping the shopping landscape by acquiring bankrupt brands like Brooks Brothers and Forever 21. → Read More

Politics Is Back in Fashion

Four years ago, many designers said they wouldn’t dress Melania Trump. This election, designers and retailers have another message: Vote. → Read More

Lady Gaga’s Masks Win the V.M.A.s

This is one way to use the red carpet and fashion to send a message. → Read More

The 2020 Party Conventions Gave New Meaning to Political Theater

A television critic and a fashion critic discuss what they saw, what they learned and what it could mean for the future. → Read More

About Melania Trump's Lime Green Dress and Ivanka Trump in Black

The president’s speech at the Republican National Convention was a model of pomp and circumstance. → Read More

Melania Trump's Green Jacket: What's Going on Here?

The first lady’s words during her speech at the Republican National Convention said one thing, but her suit said another. → Read More

Kimberly Guilfoyle, the R.N.C.'s Woman in Red

The Reagans’ favorite color will never be the same after her speech at the Republican National Convention. → Read More

Joe Biden Says Goodbye, Uncle Joe and Hello, Father of the Nation

In his convention acceptance speech, Mr. Biden offered a new image for the next four years. → Read More

Kamala Harris Goes Beyond the White Pantsuit

At the Democratic National Convention, change is the message in all sort of ways. → Read More

Behold, ‘Workleisure’

What will we wear come fall? → Read More

How Michelle Obama's DNC Speech (and Necklace) Stole The Show

The former first lady’s speech for the Democratic National Convention was powerfully resonant. And had a supporting accessory. → Read More

Why We Cover What Politicians Wear

For both men and women, clothes can be an important tool for communication. Often, there’s strategy behind the style. → Read More

Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’: Let’s Discuss

Six critics on the visual album rooted in her “Lion King”-inspired record “The Gift,” a grand statement of African-diaspora pride and creative power. → Read More

Titans of Tech Testify in Their Trust-Me Suits

It’s a tongue twister, but also a strategy. Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai appeared before Congress and dressed the part. → Read More

Los Angeles Apparel Factory Shut Down After More Than 300 Coronavirus Cases

The company’s chief executive, Dov Charney, had staged a professional comeback by making masks. Four workers have died from the virus. → Read More

Who Was That Masked Man?

President Trump finally wore a face mask to visit Walter Reed. It was weirdly anticlimactic. → Read More