Teri Agins is an award-winning journalist, lecturer, consultant and former senior special writer and “Ask Teri” columnist at The Wall Street Journal where she developed the paper’s fashion industry beat which she covered for 30 years. She is the author of Hijacking the Runway, How Celebrities are Stealing the Spotlight From Fashion Designers (2013 Avery/ Penguin Random House) and The end of Fashion, How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever (1999 William Morrow/HarperCollins). Teri has written for The New York Times , Vogue, Essence, O Magazine, Town & Country, Allure, Elle, Fortune and Harper’s Bazaar, and appeared on “Oprah”, “Project Runway”, “The View,” “Full Frontal Fashion,” “The Today Show,” CNN, CNBC, and National Public Radio. Teri appeared in documentary films: “Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons” (Hulu, 2022) and “The United States of Elie Tahari” (Vimeo on Demand, 2021).
Her journalism awards came from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Accessories Council, Columbia University, University of Missouri, University of Georgia and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. She graduated from Wellesley College and has a master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.