Suzy has been Style Editor since 1988 and is much loved and respected by fashion houses, designers and fashion media alike. A graduate of Cambridge University, where she was the university newspaper’s first female editor, she has previously worked for The Times, The London Evening Standard and the Independent. Suzy holds the Legion d’Honneur in France and a British OBE.
Sarah Mower, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and Contributing Editor, Vogue USA commented: “Suzy is the fastest-mover in the west – or east. I have only ever beaten her to the race backstage about three times in fifteen years. The brain under that front-roll is a phenomenon. I’m in awe of the agenda-setting pieces she pens between Milan and Paris which both interrogate fashion’s motives and put it in its rightful cultural and economic place. Besides that, she’s the greatest defender of journalistic integrity, the greatest inspiration and the naughtiest wit I know.”
Kate’s hugely successful career began in 1988 when she was discovered in New York by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Management. Kate has collaborated to create some of the most celebrated and iconic fashion photography, and she remains an inspiration to designers, photographers and artists.
As the world’s most prolific Vogue cover girl – Kate has appeared on 34 covers for British Vogue alone – it was a natural move for her to be appointed contributing fashion editor for the magazine. Her first story will be published in a forthcoming spring issue. Kate has previously been awarded model of the year at the British Fashion Awards in 2006 and in 2009 was the first individual to receive a British Fashion Award decided entirely by public vote.
“Kate Moss has made many people dream. And not only people that look at fashion but those that create it as well. The moment she puts on an outfit, it takes another identity. She adds personality to fashion and I personally, can never get enough of her.” – Mario Testino
The winners of the 2013 British Fashion Awards will be announced on Monday 2nd December at the London Coliseum.