The British Fashion Council has announced that fashion writer Suzy Menkes will receive a Special Recognition Award for her 25 year-long career. The award will be presented at the 2013 British Fashion Awards ceremony on 2 December in London.
A graduate of Cambridge University, where she was the university newspaper’s first female editor, Menkes previously worked for The Times, The London Evening Standard and The Independent. She joined the International Herald Tribune (now The International New York Times) in 1988 and holds the position of International Fashion Editor. Throughout her life, she received a number of awards including the Fiorino d’Oro of the City of Florence, the Legion d’Honneur in France and a British OBE.