Daphné Hézard Named Fashion Director At Monocle

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A chic appointment at Monocle: The mag has named Daphné Hézard fashion director. Since May, she has been with the glossy as contributing fashion editor. Hézard succeeds Akio Hasegawa, who held the role of fashion director at Monocle for roughly a year up until last month. Before Hasegawa, Monocle’s fashion director was Takeharu Sato. Hézard served as editor-in-chief at Jalouse from 2006 to 2010. After Jalouse, Hézard had been involved with the yet-to-launch French edition of Harper’s Bazaar. Before Jalouse, she served as EIC at L’Officiel, after launching the publication’s Lebanese edition. 

“We’re pleased to have a dedicated director overseeing not just mens’ and womenswear but also the luxury and retail sector as a whole,” Monocle’s EIC, Tyler Brûlé, said in a statement. “Hézard is an outstanding journalist with a range that can take her from the right ateliers but also to the salons of political power.’

As for Hézard’s most recent coup for the Monocle during her stint as a contributing fashion editor there? Scoring a tête-à-tête between Karl Lagerfeld and Brûlé for the title’s December/January issue. Expect to see Hézard’s coverage starting tomorrow from Pitti Uomo in Florence; she will then cover the men’s shows in Milan and Paris.

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