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We love a good year end list because of how handily they remind us of all the things that made this particular year great — but sometimes they let us know about things we missed altogether. Such is the case with New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn‘s year in fashion roundup, which includes a photo of L’Uomo Vogue editor Giovanna Battaglia looking stunning at the Cannes Film Festival.
Cathy Horyn is a fashion journalist we admire. A lot. She’s incredibly smart, she doesn’t pander, and she’s thoughtful about the work she produces. As a Barnard alum, Horyn penned an essay for the school’s fashion magazine, Hoot. In it she lays out her issues with fashion blogs, and gives advice to aspiring writers.
People had lots of not nice things to say about Kanye’s DEBUT FASHIONZ. Now let’s take a look at how Kanye responded to to the criticism!
And Tom Ford‘s secret shows live on! We weren’t invited to his super exclusive spring 2012 show in London, but we know some people who were! Here’s what went down, according to our favorite fashion writers (and a certain star stylist). Oh, and we have PICTURES.
Fashion Week starts in less than two days, and designers are totally freaking out. If Hurricane Irene didn’t set them back, material shortages have. And some are going pretty great lengths to make sure their runway shows go off without a hitch.
We understand that Lady Gaga is obsessed with fashion, but her new column for V Magazine, in which she basically tries to get back at New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn for unfollowing her on Twitter, largely misses the point of fashion criticism is all about.
If you like your words minced, chances are you probably can’t stomach Cathy Horyn‘s blog entries at On The Runway, where this morning she took an explicitly clear stance on Fashion’s Night Out. This year, Cathy is not a fan.
So here’s an interesting angle to take for a piece of fashion journalism: During Paris Fashion Week, which is normally a celebration of craftsmanship, people mourn the end of a celebrated craftsman’s career (John Galliano) while anticipating the arrival of an untested newcomer who just happens to be best friends with Lady Gaga (Nicola Formichetti).
In a wide-ranging review of the final collections presented at Paris fashion week, New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn gives short shrift to a piece of news that should be getting international attention in the fashion community: Sarah Burton is not, we repeat not, designing the dress Kate Middleton will wear when she marries Prince William on April 29th.
We love Cathy Horyn. We really do. She’s tough and smart and tells it like it is. So it is with a heavy heart that we must respectfully disagree with her assertion that the path from the Place de la Concorde to the Paris Fashion Week tents is “an extremely long walk of shame.”
Last week, Michelle Obama and her husband hosted a state dinner for the Chinese Prime Minister. For the evening, Obama chose a red gown with a black floral pattern designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. It was a beautiful dress in a traditional design, especially by McQueen’s standards. The color, most presumed, was an homage to China. The choice, however, was a slap in the face to American designers, at least according to the CFDA, Oscar de la Renta, and fashion’s publication of record, WWD — all of whom Cathy Horyn takes to task in her column for today’s New York Times.
As part of the media’s annual year-end love affair with listicles (current company included), Eric Wilson and Cathy Horyn of the New York Times offered up their top ten fashion moments of the 2010 calendar year. And while both lists were filled with fitting (and somewhat predictable) pics — the death of Alexander McQueen and Carine Roitfeld‘s resignation come to mind — they both opened with surprising nods to pop culture and the changing face of the industry as a whole.
While everyone else was busy mulling over who would replace Carine Roitfeld as editor in chief of Vogue Paris, Cathy Horyn was on the phone with her trying to figure out where there is to go from the top.
tThe Internet froth over Google‘s fashion site Boutiques.com may have forced the company to launch the site earlier than expected, and that might have caused Google’s engineers to overlook a few minor flaws. While most people have praised the site (we totally love it and already have an account there), it’s not without its problems.
The fashion industry has a love-hate relationship with Cathy Horyn. By which we mean to say the fashion industry hates Cathy Horyn. And maybe that’s because the longtime fashion critic for The New York Times is brash and fearless and does not give short shrift to the work of critiquing fashion collections. Her intelligent, eagle-eyed commentary has gotten her banned from runway presentations the world over, and her commentary on society and culture has been read as mean and elitist. But to hear her tell it, she’s mostly just misunderstood.
Other than audio clips and a few tweets, we had no idea what was going on at Tom Ford women’s show on Sunday. But thanks to a few intrepid, rule-bending photographers (Cathy Horyn included) we have photos!
Late this week, Sen. Chuck Schumer introduced a bill that would protect designers from having their original designs stolen and copied. The Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act extends a three-year copyright protection on virtually all items of fashion from the moment they’re first displayed publicly.