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Excellence in Fashion Journalism Award

Robin Givhan
Robin Givhan is one of the most respected fashion and style journalists in the country and the only one to have received a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for fashion coverage. In 2006, she received the Pulitzer "for her witty, closely observed essays that transform fashion criticism into cultural criticism."

Ms. Givhan is currently special correspondent for style and culture for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Previously, she was the fashion editor of the Washington Post where she covered the news, trends, and business of the international fashion industry and wrote a weekly style column. In 2009, Givhan began covering Michelle Obama and the cultural and social shifts stirred by the first African American family in the White House

Articles by Givhan have appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Elle UK, British Vogue, Essence, and the New Yorker. She has contributed to several books including Runway Madness, No Sweat: Fashion Free Trade and the Rights of Garment Workers, and Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary: Reflections by Women Writers. Givhan is the author, along with the Washington Post photography staff, of Michelle: Her First Year as First Lady.

In addition to the Pulitzer, Ms.Givhan has been honored with numerous awards including several from the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors. In 2007, she received the Eugenia Sheppard award for Journalism from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Robin Givhan grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Princeton University and a Master of Science in Journalism from the University of Michigan. She now lives and works in Washington, DC.