Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robin Givhan–aka the only fashion writer at a major newspaper to be taken seriously–is leaving The Washington Post after 15 years of service, according to a memo released by Yahoo! News.
Givhan moved to Washington from New York two years ago to cover Michelle Obama nearly full time, but was still a fixture at the European fashion shows. She’s best known for her elegant analysis of the wardrobes of political figures, although we also privately admire her for wearing a tracksuit to an Elise Overland show. (Because once you’re that important, you can wear anything.)
What’s Givhan’s next move? We’ve yet to find out, but she did work at Vogue briefly in the early part of the last decade and continues to freelance for magazines like Harper’s Bazaar. We wouldn’t be shocked if she moved to a glossy in a very senior role. (Alternatively, she may be departing to focus on books and freelance.)
Update: Givhan will join the staff at Newsweek and The Daily Beast, which recently merged. Newsweek is now edited by Tina Brown, former Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor and founder of The Daily Beast. Givhan’s title will be special correspondent for style and culture, and she’ll remain in Washington.