Announcement from Executive Features Editor Ben Williams:
We are excited to announce that Rachel Tashjian will be joining The Washington Post as a fashion writer in Style.
Rachel was most recently the fashion news director at Harper’s Bazaar, where she profiled such leading designers as Miuccia Prada and Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and was nominated for an ASME award in reviews and criticism.
Previously, she was GQ’s first fashion critic, writing about everything from the evolution of streetwear to the fashion diplomacy of the Bidens, the Trump administration and the British royals, and revealing that Anna Delvey used a stylist during her highly publicized court case. Before that, Rachel was the deputy editor of Garage Magazine. She has also written for Artforum, Bookforum and New York Magazine, and is the creator of Opulent Tips, an “invitation-only” newsletter offering fashion and shopping advice that has been covered by the New York Times, Financial Times, New York Magazine and Vanity Fair. Rachel is excited to join The Post to build on its legacy of fashion writing and to explore the meaning of clothes through the lenses of politics, social media and pop culture.
Rachel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English and art history. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their dachshund, Ritz.
Please welcome Rachel to her new role, which begins April 17.