Rejoice! Robin Givhan Returns to The Washington Post as Fashion Critic

Watch out, Spring 2015.

Watch out, Spring 2015.


Robin Givhan is back at The Washington Post as fashion critic.

According to Washington Post Executive Features Editor Liz Seymour’s announcement, Givhan will start early June and will be covering “fashion as a business, as a cultural institution and as pure pleasure.”

Seymour also called back some of Givhan’s best work monitoring the fashion of the Bush administration including stories about Dick Cheney’s parka and Matrix coat and boots. Givhan won a Pulitzer for fashion criticism in 2006. But most notably, she trashed the Wizards uniform when it unveiled:

…the problem with the Wizards’ look isn’t the silhouette or colors of the uniforms themselves, but the logo. It is ugly. At the very least, misguided.

The stylized rendering of Merlin twirling a basketball and leaping over a crescent moon is cluttered and unappealing. From a distance, it resembles a still from the opening sequence of “Bewitched,” in which a cartoon Samantha rides her broom past the moon.

Watch out, Spring 2015. Givhan left the Post in 2010 and has since served as the fashion critic and fashion correspondent for The Daily Beast and Newsweek, but clearly House of Cards brought some Watergate allure back to the paper. She RT’d this a half hour ago:


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