Vanessa Friedman, The New York Times

Vanessa Friedman

The New York Times

Lathrop, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Vanessa:

Nancy Pelosi and the Persistent White Pantsuit

Almost every time history is being made, there it is. It’s not a suit anymore. It’s a symbol. → Read More

Tiffany Is More Than a Store

The 182-year-old jeweler has played an outsize role in American culture. Now it will be owned by the French fashion giant LVMH, sold for $16.2 billion. → Read More

What Does ‘Black Friday’ Even Mean Anymore?

It’s not a day. It’s a synonym for “sale.” And it needs to change. → Read More

French Luxury Giant LVMH Nears Deal to Buy Tiffany

The $16 billion acquisition would be the largest ever in the luxury sector. → Read More

How They Suited Up for the Impeachment Battle

In a political drama that turns on the telling detail, the details of dress matter too. → Read More

Tulsi Gabbard’s White Pantsuit Isn’t Winning

The Democratic presidential candidate has made white the staple of debate night appearances. It leaves a chill. → Read More

The Metaphysics of Kylie Cosmetics Being Sold to Coty

Is this the harbinger of a new stage in the Kardashian-Jenner empire? And if so, what does it mean for the rest of us? → Read More

Before ‘The Crown,’ Revelations About the Actual Crown

A new book on Queen Elizabeth II spills some even more surprising style secrets. → Read More

George Kent and the Bow Tie of History

As the impeachment hearings began, the first witness made an unexpected fashion statement — and everyone noticed. → Read More

The Red Coats Are Coming

Jane Fonda’s protest look makes a statement of its own. → Read More

The Impossible Alchemy of Barneys at Saks

Is mixing these brands a brilliant idea? Or is it like putting Burger King inside McDonald’s? → Read More

The Met’s Next Big Fashion Show Revealed

The next big Costume Institute show will look at the concept of time, with the help of Virginia Woolf, obscure French philosophy and Lin-Manuel Miranda. → Read More

Fashion’s Newest Star Already Has Michelle Obama’s Approval

Christopher John Rogers wins the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. → Read More

Barneys Is Sold for Scrap, Ending an Era

The bankruptcy saga of the famed New York department store involved last-minute alliances and vain attempts to cobble together competing bids. → Read More

Barneys Is Sold for Scrap, Ending an Era

The bankruptcy saga of the famed New York department store involved last-minute alliances and vain attempts to cobble together competing bids. → Read More

The Color of Protest

Banning the import of black clothing to Hong Kong misses the point when it comes to clothing and opposition. → Read More

Tiffany Shares Surge on LVMH Takeover Bid

The French luxury conglomerate is interested in adding the 182-year-old luxury jeweler to its stable of brands. → Read More

Alber Elbaz Is Back in Fashion

The former Lanvin designer has a new deal with Richemont and a new brand. → Read More

One Barneys Suitor Says Bid Accepted, but Chain Hopes for Another

Authentic Brands Group said it was the successful bidder, but Barneys is hoping a rival offer will come through to keep its stores open and save jobs. → Read More

Nicolas Ghesquière, Poster Boy for Fashion-Against-Trump

LVMH’s splashy ribbon cutting with the president spurs an angry Instagram post — by one of the company’s own stars. → Read More