I'm the critic-at-large for The Cut, at New York Magazine.

Behind Sam Shahid's Closed Doors

tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com — As an art director, Sam Shahid composes pictures that make you stop and look: a young couple, nude, on the back of an elephant; a tangle of men engaged in a game of sexual Twister.

The Power of Developing Technique Over Time

The Unexpected Joy of Encountering Modernity -- The Cut

Candor and Inspiration in the Fashion Landscape -- The Cut

Going Deep on the Details

nymag.com — Three runway looks that deserved a little more explanation, from Comme des Garçons, Junya Watanabe, and Undercover.

What Is Too Much? Just Enough? Authentic? -- The Cut

‘Gods and Kings,’ by Dana Thomas

nytimes.com — Karl Lagerfeld has a wonderful reply to those who think fashion could use more innovators. No doubt, he says, but in any period only a few individuals are crucial. The 1920s had Chanel and Patou, the '30s Vionnet and Schiaparelli. The '40s belonged to Dior.

Dior, Balenciaga, Margiela, and Modern Fashion -- The Cut

After a Homecoming, a Son Finds His Muse

nytimes.com — PARIS, Mo. - The man sitting alone in a row of chairs in the baggage claim area was sleeping. He had turned himself sideways so that in his bulky black down jacket, he seemed a ball. His face was pale and pudgy, and his jeans needed hitching up.

Of Bikers, Balmain, and Elbaz

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Mar 24, 2015

RT @CityLightsBooks: Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born today in Bronxville, NY in 1919 - he turns 96 today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAWRENCE!! pic.twitter.com/E9MbEUg7OY

Mar 17, 2015

RT @kvancleaf: "Today designers battle more for real estate, mindshare, and clicks."--@CathyHoryn on fashion in age of digital nymag.com/thecut/2015/03…

Mar 17, 2015

RT @CESTETHICA: Master of craft: Azzedine Alaïa & the power of developing technique over time, by @CathyHoryn: thecut.io/1Dyq9vS http:…

Mar 15, 2015

RT @DavidPrescott: So Elton John has just told @dolcegabbana where to go on Instagram. Huge reputational damage to the brand. pic.twitter.com/EuaRl5wJNT

Mar 14, 2015

A Holocaust Survivor Tells of Auschwitz at 18 and, Again, at 90 nyti.ms/1BCW7F4 Worth reading...

Mar 14, 2015

RT @NicoNovito: .@CathyHoryn's final review from Paris Fashion Week—on Ghesquière's Louis Vuitton, among others—is a poetic thing: nymag.com/thecut/2015/03…

Mar 14, 2015

@ndakogboya Not sure I'd want to see now what he did then. Anywhere. Love that he's open and knew when/why to shift.

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