The Select Guest
MEET | PHOEBE DE CROISSET
Featured 7.15-7.21.19 | When your official entrée into adulthood just happens to coincide with an auspicious initiation into the fashion world, is it any wonder you might emerge with a smashing sense of style? So it was for writer, editor and event planning whiz Phoebe de Croisset, who was just 21 when she landed her first job at Vogue. But it was what awaited her in the decade that followed — being twice diagnosed with leukemia and beating it both times — that would shape her into the strong and determined woman she is today. Though she prefers not to be defined any diagnosis, de Croisset is nevertheless pretty much the definition of an all-star cancer activist and survivor. She’s on the Associates Committee for the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and that’s just one of four cancer-fighting organizations she actively supports. In 2015, she co-founded SBJCT Journal, a publication that takes slow media online by going deep on issues that matter. But de Croisset also has a hand in Le Scoop, the editorial arm of Maisonette, a Brooklyn-based childrenswear startup founded by two fellow Vogue alums. As the Editorial Director of the parenting-focused platform, de Croisset takes her role so seriously that, less than a year ago, she decided to have a child of her own — all in the name of research (OK, might be kidding about that last bit). But seriously: This mother (who by the way speaks five languages) is a force to be reckoned with, and we’re just happy to go along for the ride. Welcome to Phoebe's week.