Journalist Suzy Menkes, who’s been leading fashion coverage at the International Herald Tribune since 1988, is not one to share her personal fashion choices. (After all, what good is a fashion critic that doesn’t begin her day on seemingly neutral ground?) So it was interesting to learn that Menkes planned on auctioning off a good chunk of her wardrobe via Christie’s, revealing her designer preferences beyond the obvious. (Anyone who has observed Menkes over the years knows she has a penchant for Issey Miyake.)
In My Fashion: The Suzy Menkes Collection, includes more than 80 pieces from Menkes’ closet: Christian Lacroix coats, Emilio Pucci shift dresses, and even a cushion from a Chanel runway show. The online auction ends today, and we chatted with Menkes about her collection as well as present-day fashion: from the crazy price hikes to the most exciting runway shows.