"One of the style gurus of modern times ... often described as 'visionary', the images he creates are powerfully provocative...
Fashion's most celebrated Renaissance man, Roberts has crossed style boundaries and blurred the edges of any job description. At any one time he has been a writer, stylist, photographer, illustrator, painter, video director, film maker and collagist. His genius leaps of imagination enable everything he touches and have earned him respect in the industry's upper echelons. His CV reads like a journalist's wish list."
— Iain R. Webb
Michael Roberts' career began over forty years ago at The Sunday Times; he has since worked as a design director of British Vogue, Contributing Editor of Condé Nast Traveler, Paris Editor of Vanity Fair and Fashion Director & Art Director of Tatler. His most significant roles have been as Fashion Director of The New Yorker, a role specially created for him, and as Fashion & Style Director at Vanity Fair.
Michael has produced many books of illustrations and photography, as well as frequent collaborations with Grace Coddington including her memoir and two volumes of her work, Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue and The American Vogue Years. He has written, co-produced and directed Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards, a drama documentary on the celebrated shoe designer Manolo Blahnik for whose book Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions he was the principal photographer. His collage ceiling commissioned for the London restaurant Sexy Fish sits alongside the work of Frank Gehry and Damien Hirst.