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Christian Gollayan

Christian Gollayan

Former Digital Trends Contributor

As the former Associate Managing Editor, Christian Gollayan was in charge of the entire editorial team across The Manual. He relocated to New York by way of Hong Kong, where he was a Society Editor at Tatler Asia, covering the city’s most influential people. Before that, he was a Features Reporter and Producer at the New York Post. A graduate from the Columbia University School of Journalism, Christian's work has also been featured in InStyle, Food & Wine, and Page Six. When he’s not working, Christian is probably poring over menswear sales online, training for half-marathons, or hosting dinner parties. Please reach out to The Manual editorial staff with any questions or comments about Christian’s work.

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