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Something tells us the Saint Laurent PR team is busy hiding Hedi Slimane‘s smartphone, laptop, and iPad right now, because Cathy Horyn has weighed in on the house’s divisive fall 2013 collection, and, as we might have predicted, she definitely did not mince words.
While his residency in Oscar de la Renta‘s studio began only a matter of weeks ago, John Galliano‘s signature drama was noticeably in the air yesterday evening as we settled in to watch what was surely one of the most hotly anticipated shows of New York Fashion Week. Sitting front row was Cathy Horyn, no doubt relieved that all of the Galliano gossip means that the media will be letting barbecue-related bygones be bygones this season. Since she has known both designers for many years, we couldn’t pass up the chance to pick the brain of the New York Times fashion critic about their partnership this season.
Last week, Women’s Wear Daily published several oddly-timed stories about Paris Fashion Week. One piece by Miles Socha compared Hedi Slimane‘s Saint Laurent debut to Raf Simons‘ Christian Dior ready-to-wear. The general verdict is that everyone loved Simons’ collection, while Slimane’s collection was well-reviewed by retailers, but not so much by critics like Cathy Horyn. Naturally, the crew at Saint Laurent Paris didn’t like the article, so CEO Paul Deneve sent in a letter to the editors at WWD.
This weekend, the mega popstar uploaded a video onto her Little Monsters site which shows her dancing around in a hot dog costume to Edith Piaf‘s “La Vie, L’Amour”, amongst other things.
Fashion Month is finally over, but the biggest story to come out of it was the war of the words between New York Times critic Cathy Horyn and Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane. As such, while the focus at last night’s launch party for Timo Weiland and Tracy Reese‘s collaborations with Anthropologie was very much about their designs, the conversations inevitably veered towards the feud.
PPR chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault has added his voice to the chorus of opinions surrounding Hedi Slimane‘s debut collection for Saint Laurent. As it turns out, he liked the show, but definitely did not like being pulled into the drama.
And the fashion feud continues!
It seems like Hedi Slimane is just feuding with fashion editors left and right. First, The New York Times‘ Cathy Horyn revealed the bad blood between them in her review of his debut collection for the newly-named Saint Laurent Paris. He responded with an outrageous open letter via Twitter, and now, another top editor is giving the designer a piece of her mind.
Can we get an “amen”?
Remember when Lady Gaga defended her friend Oscar de la Renta in his beef (pun intended) with Cathy Horyn? We all kind of rolled our eyes, but, Mother Monster is not done! She’s taking this silly misunderstanding one step further with a rap song that she debuted at Nicola Formichetti‘s Mugler show.
And now Cathy Horyn‘s boyfriend Art Ortenberg has thrown himself into the Oscar de la Renta/Horyn fray. What started out as a simple review that was lost in translation has turned into a much bigger deal.
The Lady has spoken in the ongoing (and, yes, rather silly) dispute between Oscar de la Renta and Cathy Horyn that began when the former took out a full-page ad in WWD rebuking Horyn’s column that called him “far more a hot dog than an éminence grise of American fashion” and countering with the accusation that his critic could be fairly called “a stale 3-day-old” hamburger.”
Oscar de la Renta and Cathy Horyn made headlines last week with their verbal squabble. In her somewhat mixed review, the New York Times‘ critic referred to him a “hot dog”. De la Renta didn’t take it well, so he took out a full-page ad in Women’s Wear Daily, and fired back with an open letter in which he slammed the writer for being unprofessional, and called her a “a stale 3-day old hamburger”.
Just when we thought that New York Fashion Week was over and behind us, a verbal feud has broken out between designer Oscar de la Renta and New York Times writer Cathy Horyn. While the most recent development occurred just this morning, it seems like this was a year in the making.
It seems like a massive oversight that as Ebony co-founder and creator of the Ebony Fashion Fair, Eunice Johnson would have never made the Vanity Fair best dressed list.
Rei Kawakubo, that riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a three-armed jacket, inspires no small degree of reverence from fashion folk. The Comme des Garçons designer has been referred to as fashion’s “nun,” a “sphinx,” a “designer’s designer” and one of the most elusive figures in the game, but this week the proverbial veil was lifted in a rare interview with Cathy Horyn of the New York Times.
In case we’d allowed you to forget, the Oscars are coming right around the corner, and everyone and their mother is already placing bets on what some of the top-billed actresses in the business are going to wear on the red carpet. Including New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn.