Vanessa Friedman, the FT’s fashion editor, has been named winner of the Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Award for best ‘fashion reporting.’ The awards are presented as part of the Club’s effort to recognise exceptional work done by women journalists in the New York metropolitan area.

James Lamont, managing editor of the FT, said: “Throughout 2012, Vanessa has reported on everything from the return of luxury’s ‘middle ground’ market, to what clothing choices in the 2012 US presidential election campaigns really say about each candidate. She is widely recognised not only for her sharp observations about style and luxury, but also for brilliantly spelling out how they reflect today’s society, values and, at times, even global leaders. We are delighted to see Vanessa honoured by her industry peers.”

Vanessa will be presented with the prize at the Club’s annual black-tie awards dinner, held in New York on November 15. More information is available at http://www.newswomensclubnewyork.com/.

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