Alexander Fury is a fashion journalist, author and critic. He is the Fashion Features Director of AnOther magazine, and the Men's Critic of the Financial Times newspaper. In 2016, he was made the first Chief Fashion Correspondent at T: The New York Times Style Magazine, a position he held until 2018.
Prior to this, from 2013 to 2016 Fury was fashion editor of the Independent, i and the Independent on Sunday newspapers. He was the inaugural Men's Critic for American Vogue.com, covering the Winter 2016 and Spring 2017 menswear seasons. Fury was the first journalist to receive the Editorial Intelligence Award for Fashion Commentator of the Year 2014-15, and is a member of the Business of Fashion's BoF 500. In 2018, Fury received the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. In the same year, he was asked to select the 'Dress of the Year' at the Fashion Museum, Bath.
His first book Dior: Catwalk was published by Thames and Hudson in June 2017; a second, Catwalking, charting the career of catwalk photographer Chris Moore, was released in November 2017. In 2021, he worked with Dame Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler on Vivienne Westwood: Catwalk, charting forty years of catwalk shows by the ground-breaking designer. Fury has also contributed to exhibition catalogues for Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the Museé Arts Décoratifs, Paris; Savage Beauty at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! at Somerset House, London; and the exhibitions Claude Parent: Dessiner la Mode and Richard Wentworth à la Maison Alaïa at the Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris. In 2018, Alexander Fury was the writer for the exhibition Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier at the Design Museum, London, the first UK retrospective of the designer's work.
A passionate collector of vintage clothing, Alexander Fury's extensive personal archive of significant late twentieth and early twenty-first century pieces by designers including Antony Price, Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood, Miuccia Prada, Azzedine Alaïa and specifically an important collection of John Galliano, has been featured in publications including System magazine, i-D, Candy, AnOther Magazine, Dazed, LOVE, More or Less, The Financial Times' How To Spend It and M Le Monde. In 2022, American Vogue created a documentary short, 'Devoted', exploring key pieces from his John Galliano collection. Archive pieces have also been featured in exhibitions at the Barbican Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Palais Galliera and Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac in Paris, the Winterpalace in Vienna, the Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg and the Modemuseum Hasselt, Belgium amongst others. In 2016, as part of the exhibition The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined curated by Judith Clark at the Barbican in London, Fury selected a selection of magazines exploring the exhibition's theme.
As a curator, Alexander Fury worked alongside Massimiliano Gioni, director of the New Museum, New York, to curate the 2022-23 exhibition 'Forever Valentino', alongside the Maison's Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli. His debut as curator, this 'perspective' exhibition examined 60 years of Valentino's history and work and the couture house's intimate ties to Rome. In 2023, Fury curated 'Swarovski - Master of Light', a retrospective examining the heritage of Austrian crystal company, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai. This included major fashion pieces from Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Christian Lacroix, Daniel Roseberry for Schiaparelli, John Galliano for Christian Dior, Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino, Tom Ford for Gucci, and Vivienne Westwood.