Dana Thomas

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Dana Thomas (born Feb. 3, 1964) is a fashion and culture journalist based in Paris. Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Radnor, Pa., Thomas earned a B.A. in Print Journalism at American University in Washington D.C.


She began her career working for the Style section of The Washington Post in 1987.

Thomas is currently a contributing editor for T, the New York Times' Style magazine and the Paris correspondent for Harper's Bazaar Australia. She served as a contributing editor for WSJ, the Wall Street Journal's monthly magazine from 2011-2012, as the European editor of Conde Nast Portfolio from 2008 to 2009, and as European cultural and fashion correspondent for Newsweek in Paris from 1995 to 2008. She has contributed to various publications including the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times in London. She also writes regularly for Architectural Digest and Elle Decor.[1]

She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster, published by The Penguin Press in 2007. The book addresses the disparity between the rarefied world that luxury once represented- populated by private, family-owned businesses that catered to the aristocracy and the billion-dollar, mass-producing and mass-marketing industry it is today. The New York Times called the Deluxe, "a crisp, witty social history that’s as entertaining as it is informative." [2]

Thomas lives in Paris and is a member of the Anglo-American Press Association in Paris and the Overseas Press Club.[3] She taught journalism at The American University of Paris from 1996 to 1999. In 1987, she received the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation Scholarship and the Ellis Haller Award for Outstanding Achievement in Journalism.[4]


  1. ^ Thomas, Dana. "Huffington Post". 
  2. ^ Kakutani, Michiko (August 21, 2007). "The Devil Wears Hermès (He Bought It at the Caesars Palace Mall in Las Vegas)". New York Times. 
  3. ^ "CNBC". Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Penguin Books Group".