Rachel Tashjian

New York City

Fashion writer in the Style section

Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA in English and art history

Rachel Tashjian is a fashion writer for The Washington Post's Style section, covering fashion and style on the runway, red carpet and street, and in the media and politics. She is also the creator of Opulent Tips, an "invitation-only" newsletter with a cult following providing shopping and personal style advice. Previously, she was the fashion news director at Harper's Bazaar, where she profiled leading designers including Miuccia Prada, Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior, and Nicolas Ghesquière of Louis Vuitton. She was a 2023 ASME nominee for her reviews and criticism. Before that, she was GQ'
Latest from Rachel Tashjian

What aging looks like now

Charlize Theron says people have questioned whether she has had plastic surgery. But maybe we’re all confused about what women look like as they get older.

August 29, 2023

Whatever happened to having taste?

In the world of algorithms and influencers, it’s easy to blend in. But for some, it’s better to stand out.

August 24, 2023

Zadie Smith is just the latest. Fashion and literature have a long history.

The most exciting photo shoot in the September fashion issues is Zadie Smith, plunked glamorously into the pages of British Vogue to discuss her novel “The Fraud.”

August 21, 2023

The afterlife of Yeezy sneakers

After comments from Kanye West, now known as Ye, brought controversy to Adidas, the question became: What to do with all of the shoes?

August 8, 2023

American Apparel, from the inside

A former employee looks back on her time at the company in a new memoir.

August 2, 2023

We all dress like Barbie now

How the marketing campaign for the “Barbie” movie has transformed the way we think about fashion.

July 21, 2023

The scandals of Shein's fast-fashion empire

Beyond Shein’s uber cheap clothes, the fast-fashion retailer from China has been involved in numerous scandals, including claims of human rights abuses. Even if you’ve never done a Shein haul, it’s time to get to know the massive company.

July 20, 2023

Jane Birkin made the simple things feel luxurious

The actress and singer, who died at 76, became synonymous with French girl style, and inspired the most famous handbag in history.

July 16, 2023

Hollywood shutdown begins as striking actors join writers on picket lines

Actors join writers in a double strike that brings Hollywood to a standstill

July 14, 2023

SAG actors join writers on Hollywood picket lines

The SAG-AFTRA strike began at midnight. Union leaders said members and staff will be joining picket lines Friday.

July 14, 2023