Catherine Smith

Lives In

New York, New York


  • Loyola College in Maryland
  • Parsons School of Design
  • Columbia University


  • Fashion


Catherine launched her career in fashion publishing as the intern to Stefano Tonchi, the editor-in-chief of W. She then joined Brides during the summer of 2012 as an editorial assistant and fashion contributor, before transitioning as an assistant to the editor. Catherine is currently the founder and chief executive officer of Plan de Ville, an e-commerce brand dedicated to scouting out emerging designers. 


Catherine graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science and writing from Loyola College in Maryland, and a master's degree in fashion studies from Parsons School of Design. In 2019, she earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

In January 2016, she received the Rising Star Award in Retail from The Fashion Group International.

About Brides and Dotdash

Brides is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.