On a Wednesdaynight in
February, one week after fashion's biggest names descended on New York
for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, techy designer Diana Eng's models were
strutting a different kind of stuff: the Twinkle Dress, for example. As
a striking brunette model slinked by, her flirty frock, embroidered
with LEDs, conductive silverized thread, and microphones, lit up in
response to tunes from a quartet playing homemade digital instruments.
Off the runway, the dress's microphones can pick up sounds from the
wearer's voice: when she speaks, she lights up in true diva style.
Jennie Rothenberg Gritz, an Atlantic senior editor, began her association with the magazine in 2002, shortly after graduating from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. An early highlight of her Atlantic career was a visit with Harold Bloom, during which the renowned literary critic addressed her as "my little bear."
In January 2006, Jennie joined the Atlantic staff full time. She currently oversees a number of different areas -- producing the online edition of the magazine and its special features, editing TheAtlantic.com's National channel, and creating original videos for the website.
Before coming to The Atlantic, Jennie was senior editor of Moment, a national magazine founded by Elie Wiesel, where she remains a contributing editor. Her writing has also appeared in The Chicago Tribune and in the book The Kindness of Strangers, a Lonely Planet travel writing anthology.