suzy menkes in SF5-9-2013LONDON, Nov 29, 2013/ — “To say Suzy Menkes is to say fashion,” that is how Chris Moore, famed fashion photographer and founder of describes Suzy Menkes.

The British Fashion Council (BFC) will give Suzy Menkes a Special Recognition Award at the British Fashion Awards for her remarkable 25 year-long career at the International Herald Tribune, now The International New York Times.

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.”

The award ceremony, set to take place on 2nd December at the London Coliseum, is attended by influential industry leaders, designers, models, retailers and celebrities and is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding global influence of the British fashion industry. Nominees for this year’s prizes include Marc Jacobs, Anya Hindmarch, Victoria Beckham, Mary Katrantzou, Raf Simons, Nicholas Kirkwood and Cara Delevingne.

Tickets for the British Fashion Awards are on sale now. For the opportunity to be there on the night and to find out more visit

For more information and to see the full list of awards and nominees for 2013, please visit

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