The Gate-Crasher in the Front Row


Published: 16Oct2014

In mid-September, during another busy day at London Fashion Week, the fashion world made its way from the Tom Ford show and a cocktail party at 10 Downing Street over to dinner.

... They were there at the invitation — and, in some ways, tacit celebration — of Imran Amed, the 39-year-old editor in chief and founder of the website The Business of Fashion. The dinner signified the most recent publication of the BoF 500, a power list conceived by Mr. Amed a year ago and already a much-scrutinized list of who’s in (Kendall Jenner, Shayne Oliver) and who’s out (Terry Richardson, Olivier Theyskens).

... Born in Canada to East African parents of Indian descent, Mr. Amed studied commerce at McGill and graduated from Harvard Business School before taking a job at McKinsey & Company in 2002. He did banking in South Africa, real estate in Australia and pharmaceuticals in England.

Read full article: The New York Times, October 10, 2014