WWD Brings In Booth Moore to Lead West Coast Cov­er­age

Moore is a long­time fash­ion critic, ed­i­tor and au­thor.

WWD Digital Daily - - News - BY KALI HAYS

Booth Moore is join­ing WWD as its new­est ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor, based in the pub­li­ca­tion’s Los An­ge­les bureau.

Per­haps best known as the first and long­time fash­ion critic for The Los An­ge­les Times, Moore will now lead all of WWD’s West Coast ed­i­to­rial cov­er­age and work to fur­ther the pub­li­ca­tion’s voice and au­thor­ity on fash­ion, beauty, cul­ture and busi­ness in the re­gion.

Moore said she’s “thrilled” to be com­ing to WWD, cit­ing the pub­li­ca­tion’s nearly 110 years of his­tory and her re­spect for the rest of the ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­to­rial team.

“[I] look for­ward to work­ing with them to raise the pro­file of West Coast cov­er­age and con­trib­ute my voice to run­way re­views and big-pic­ture sto­ries on the in­dus­try as a whole,” Moore said in a state­ment. “I re-read John Fairchild’s [the leg­endary for­mer pub­lisher and ed­i­tor in chief of WWD] ‘Chic Sav­ages’ over the hol­i­days, which should be re­quired read­ing for any­one in­ter­ested in the fash­ion in­dus­try cir­cus and am feel­ing really in­spired to dig in and have fun with my new crew.”

Be­fore com­ing to WWD, Moore was style and fash­ion news di­rec­tor at The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter for nearly three years, where she re­launched the pub­li­ca­tion’s first style ver­ti­cal, Pret-a-Porter, as Hol­ly­wood Re­porter Style. Prior to that she had spent 18 years at the L.A. Times, about a decade of which as fash­ion critic. She is also the au­thor of three fash­ion-cen­tric books, the most re­cent be­ing “Amer­i­can Run­way” fo­cused on the found­ing and evo­lu­tion of New York Fash­ion Week. At WWD, she suc­ceeds Marcy Me­d­ina, who re­cently left her 18-year ten­ure as L.A. bureau chief to pur­sue other projects.

James Fal­lon, WWD’s ed­i­to­rial di­rec­tor to whom Moore will re­port, said she is sim­ply “one of the most re­spected fash­ion writ­ers out there.”

“WWD is ex­cited to have her help grow and deepen our cov­er­age of the fash­ion, re­tail and cul­ture scenes on the West Coast, as well as to con­trib­ute com­pelling re­views and fea­tures on fash­ion world­wide,” Fal­lon added. “Her ar­rival is part of our plan to sig­nif­i­cantly bulk up our cov­er­age of the West Coast, from San Fran­cisco to L.A.,

San Diego to Sacra­mento.”

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