Legendary Kiwi fashion journalist Hilary Alexander has died at the age of 77.
Hilary Alexander was a respected fashion journalist who worked at the New Zealand Herald for five decades. She was a creative force in the fashion industry both in New Zealand and abroad.
Her career began in 1967 when she started out as a fashion assistant at the Herald. From there, she rose through the ranks, ultimately becoming the head of the fashion department in 1974.
Throughout her career, Hilary wrote for various fashion magazines and newspapers, including Vogue and the International Herald Tribune. She also had a strong presence on television, appearing regularly on shows such as Fashion TV and Good Morning.
In recent years, Hilary was known for her work promoting New Zealand fashion and for her support of emerging designers. She was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2012 for her services to the fashion industry.
Hilary Alexander was an inspiration to many people in the fashion world, and she will be remembered as one of the leading figures in the New Zealand fashion industry. Her legacy will live on in the work of the designers she championed and the insights she shared through her writing.