Laura Jacobs Biography
Laura Jacobs is a novelist, journalist, and critic. She is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, where she reviews museum exhibitions on fashion. Since 1995 she has been a staff at Vanity Fair. She has written award-winning pieces for the magazine on the subjects of design, fashion, and the performing arts.
Laura Jacobs Age
Laura’s age has not been revealed.
Laura Jacobs Husband
She is married to James Wolcott an American journalist, known for his critique of contemporary media.
Laura Jacobs Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Laura Jacobs Education
She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Northwestern University.
Laura Jacobs Career
She began writing at Vanity Fair as a contributing editor in 1995. She has produced award-winning pieces on design, fashion, and the performing arts. She has profiled the mid-century American designers Norman Norell, Charles James, Adrian, and Mainbocher.
Laura has also made a specialty of writing about iconic American women, including Emily Post, Gypsy Rose Lee, Lilly Pulitzer, Grace Kelly, Suzy Parker, and Julia Child. Laura has reviewed fashion exhibitions in museums for The Wall Street Journal since 2002. She also contributes to the London Review of Books.
She began writing dance criticism in Chicago at the Chicago Reader. She has written about dance for The Atlantic Monthly and held dance critic posts at The Boston Phoenix and The New Leader. She has has been the dance critic at The New Criterion since 1994.
Jacobs was the editor in chief of Stagebill, the national performing arts program magazine whose constituents included Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, theater in Chicago, and orchestras and opera companies around the country from 1987-1995. She wrote fashion criticism for both Modern Review and The New Republic during the late nineties.
Jacobs collaborated with the fashion designer Geoffrey Beene on Beauty and the Beene(Abrams Books, 1999) and edited his last book, Beene by Beene (The Vendome Press, 2005).
Her recent book Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Ballet was published in 2018. In June 2009 her second novel The Bird Catcher was published. In July 2010 Picador released a paperback edition. Her first novel, Women About Town, a Literary Guild selection, was published by Viking Press in 2002, with French and Polish editions, followed by a paperback from Penguin.Laura Jacobs