Dana Thomas started out as a correspondent covering the fashion and style section for The Washington Post way back in 1987. Since then she has risen in ranks to be one of the most well respected and admired fashion journalists. She was European cultural and fashion correspondent for Newsweek in Paris from 1995 to 2008, and from 2008 to 2009, she was the European editor of Conde Nast Portfolio. Apart from the above mentioned publications, Dana’s work has been published in several other well known names such as New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Vogue, Los Angeles Times and Financial Times in London. She has somehow managed to give her time to the job as a Paris correspondent for Australian Harper’s Bazaar and a regular contributor to Harper’s Bazaar in the United States.
She is based in Paris and is a member of the Anglo-American Press Association in Paris and the Overseas Press Club. She also taught journalism at The American University of Paris between 1996 and 1999. In 1987, she was given the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation Scholarship and the Ellis Haller Award for Outstanding Achievement in Journalism In 2007, Penguin Books published her book, Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster, which went on to become a New York Times bestseller. In the book she draws a distinction between the exclusive world that luxury once represented, run by private, family-owned businesses that catered to the aristocracy and the billion-dollar, mass-producing and mass-marketing industry it has become today. A great book with great insights.
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