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Cathy Horyn on Hedi Slimane’s Grunge Dresses: “Not Special”

Ever since Hedi Slimane strolled into the head designership at Yves Saint Laurent and announced his intention to rebrand the legendary French fashion house and move it to (of all places!) Los Angeles, the former Dior Homme designer's every move at the company has rankled. At Dior Homme, Slimane basically single-handedly popularized the now-ubiquitous skinny […]

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Dior Has to Beat the Heiresses Off With a Stick

While we were busying arguing about the merits of Raf Simons' work at Dior, the French fashion house was busy rolling its eyes and moving vast quantities of couture into the presumably palatial closets of young Russian girls.  Wondering whether the three-piece suit which appeared at Dior's Spring 2013 couture show (pictured) was commerically viable, New […]

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Hedi Slimane Is Still Losing Sleep Over “Catty” Horyn and Her Right to An Opinion; Or, Why the Open Letter Is Fashion Month’s Biggest Trend

The Spring 2013 shows just wrapped in Paris yesterday, and as everyone knows, the period which follows Fashion Month is typically one of reflection. As in, can we truly imagine ourselves wearing monochrome graphic prints next season? How "signature" can "signature sunglasses" really be? How do we incorporate the major runway trends of next season […]

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What Did Anna Wintour Really Think of Raf Simons’ Dior Debut?

Everyone with an ISP, social media account, and passing interest in fashion has already weighed in on Raf Simons' Dior debut at Paris Couture Week. Like every conversation on the Internet, the responses ranged from "eeeee!" to "hmmm…" to "meh" to "ngwioganbnjgbanrkjgjk!?!?!" Reactions did lean toward the favorable, especially from establishment industry types, but there […]

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Confirmed! Raf Simons is Headed to Dior

This is not a rumor: Cathy Horyn for The New York Times has just confirmed that Raf Simons is headed to Dior. The legendary French fashion house has been out of a head designer for thirteen months, ever since former creative director John Galliano was fired on charges of racism and anti-Semitism in France. The […]

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No More Fashion’s Night Out?

If we can believe Page Six, the latest word at Vogue is that Anna Wintour's shopping holiday might be history. For the third year running, the global initiative forced fashion's most famous personalities to loiter at department stores and boutiques while hobnobbing with the unwashed masses, trying to lure credit cards out of purses in this […]

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Lady Gaga Vs. Cathy Horyn: We Choose Cathy (Forum Buzz)

In a new column for V magazine, Lady Gaga had some fighting words for fashion critics, specifically calling out Cathy Horyn of the New York Times. “In the age of the Internet, when collections and performances are so accessible to the public and anyone can post a review on Facebook or Twitter, shouldn’t columnists and […]

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