Michael Roberts (fashion journalist)

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Michael Roberts
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Roberts in 2006
Born(1947-10-02)2 October 1947
Died3 April 2023(2023-04-03) (aged 75)
OccupationFashion journalist

Michael Roy Roberts CBE (2 October 1947 – 3 April 2023) was a British fashion journalist. He was the fashion and style director of Vanity Fair magazine. He worked as fashion director for The New Yorker and The Sunday Times, style director and art director for Tatler, design director of British Vogue, Paris editor of Vanity Fair, and editor of Boulevard magazine.

Roberts also worked as a fashion photographer and illustrator, contributing images to publications including Vanity Fair; L'Uomo Vogue; British, Italian, French, American, Chinese, Brazilian, and Japanese Vogue; The Sunday Times; and The Independent on Sunday. He published four books of his illustrations.[1][2]

Roberts was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2022 New Year Honours for services to fashion.[3] He died on 3 April 2023, at the age of 75.[4]


  1. ^ "Michael Roberts: vanityfair.com". 6 March 2008. Archived from the original on 6 March 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Fashion". The Daily Telegraph. 9 June 2015. ISSN 0307-1235. Archived from the original on 18 February 2009. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  3. ^ "No. 63571". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 2022. p. N10.
  4. ^ Horwell, Veronica (7 April 2023). "Michael Roberts obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 April 2023.