Sharon Edelson

New York, N.Y.

WWD, Senior Editor

Sharon Edelson

Senior Editor, WWD: Breaking retail, fashion and real estate news, leading coverage of sustainability, writing CEO and company profiles, analytical stories and features about the arts.
Former Senior Editor, W Magazine: Features about art, film, theater, design, food and fashion, conceptual stories, and interviews with creative news makers.



Brian Cornell Looks to Data to Drive Change at Target

Target Corp. CEO Brian Cornell thinks he’s discovered “the secret sauce,” a combination of data analytics, style cred and intuition, which he believes will help the mass giant navigate the competitive crosswinds buffeting the retail world.
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Kate Hudson Talks Sustainability, and Diving Deeper Into Fashion

While there is no shortage of celebrity fashion brands, the level of involvement of actors and influencers whose names appear on the labels varies widely. For every Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, whose critically acclaimed The Row collection is known for its luxurious minimalist pieces, there are hundreds more who simply pose for brands’ ad campaigns.
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Renzo Rosso Takes on Diesel’s Challenges by ‘Faking’ It

Renzo Rosso, the Italian fashion titan and Diesel founder, knows he has a lot of work to do. “We need Diesel to be cool again,” Rosso admitted. “We need people to start talking again about Diesel. “Diesel was born with me,” he added. “I’m back to give my DNA. I created a good team of people, young people, very modern Millennials.
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Ally Hilfiger Tells Her Survival Story in ‘Bite Me’

Ally Hilfiger bursts into her publicist’s office and does a full twirl, showing off the outfit she filched from her mother’s closet that morning. “Vintage Gucci,” she chirps, pointing to her sensibly heeled shoes. Tailored pants, a black turtleneck and a Catherine Walker jacket give her a professional air, but her boundless banter is that of a confidante.
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Fashion Week Tickets for Sale to Highest Bidder

The demand for entrée to fashion week has given rise to a cottage industry of online brokers – some with dubious methods of obtaining tickets to shows. The exorbitant prices don’t seem to deter style enthusiasts from spending thousands of dollars on the heady mix of fashion and celebrity that can be found in many front rows.
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Jenna Lyons Talks Reinvention and More, Nine Months After J. Crew Exit

Jenna Lyons has 8,000 Instagram followers, which isn’t that surprising. After all, she was president and executive creative director of J. Crew Group Inc. and the public face of the company. What’s remarkable is that there’s not a single photo posted to the account. “I can see what’s going on in the world, but I don’t want to know how many likes I have,” said Lyons, who in April left J.
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Beth Buccini Looks Back on 20 Years of Fashion at Kirna Zabête, and Plans for 20 More

Kirna Zabête‘s raison d’être in opening in August 1999 a 5,000-square-foot boutique at 96 Greene Street in Manhattan’s SoHo was to introduce monastic New Yorkers, whose go-to uniform was black everything, to the pleasures of color. Even the name was unusual, a mash-up of nicknames owner Beth Buccini and her former partner and University of Virginia pal Sarah Easley said were bestowed on them by “some stupid boyfriends,” Buccini recently recalled in her lilting Southern drawl.
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CEO Talks: Walmart's Marc Lore

Marc Lore, ceo of Walmart U.S. e-commerce, discusses selling his company,, to the retail giant for $3.3 billion, and taking on e-commerce challenges such as last mile solutions and leveraging stores as fulfillment hubs with in-store pickup of online orders.

Sutton Foster, From Broadway to Bunheads

The Tony-award winning actress says goodbye to Broadway and hello to Hollywood, where she is to star in a new television series.

Rediscovering Cindy Sherman's Celluloid World

A rare interview with one of the most successful and elusive American contemporary artists shortly following the discovery of two additional images from a renowned series of photographs.

Creative Types

Profiles of an artist, novelist, filmmaker, chef and theater producer who achieved success at an early age.
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Sharon Edelson

Writer and editor with impeccable news sense, distinctive literary voice and the ability to generate ideas, break exclusive stories and craft engaging articles for newspapers, magazines and online platforms that resonate with core audiences. Strong work ethic produces superior results and inspires others to perform at highest levels.



  • Interviewing
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Top Editing
  • Breaking News
  • Financial Reporting
  • Photo Editing
  • Styling Photo Shoots
  • Writing Feature Stories
  • In-depth Cover Stories
  • Creating Onserts
  • Copyediting
  • Editing WWD Daily Digital PDF