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

Cathy Horyn on the One Perfect Fashion Experience

nymag.com — You would probably think that many things in fashion qualify as "perfect," but actually, after 30 years of seeing extraordinary clothes, I can tell you that only one thing does - and that's having a dress made for your body in Paris. It has happened to me three times.

Finally, Some Direction From the Shows

nymag.com — The symbolism couldn't have been clearer. In a gutted 18th-century building in Place Vendôme, bathed in light and sound from the latest equipment and given a sleek, high-tech ceiling, Nicolas Ghesquière presented a collection for Louis Vuitton that drew on his own history of design as it stepped smartly toward the near future.

British Women Lead Paris Fashion Week

nymag.com — Four British women have left the deepest mark on the Paris shows. They are Stella McCartney, Sarah Burton, Phoebe Philo, and Zandra Rhodes. With each, the difference is a singular point of view and great timing. Philo captured the ambivalence felt by many women toward fashion with mismatched shoes and hectically thrown-together looks.

The Mystery of Phoebe Philo

nymag.com — I was almost thrilled when the Céline publicist said Phoebe Philo wasn't seeing anyone backstage after the show - thrilled for Philo. It meant she wouldn't have to explain her clothes, which she is very clumsy at doing.

Loewe revisits fashion photography before smartphones at PFW

nymag.com — When we take a picture with our smart phones, it can seem that we are not so much recording the object as we are erasing it. We click, store, forget. Fashion is particularly vulnerable to erasure, partly due to the sheer number of brands competing for our clicks and mental storage space, but perhaps even more so because very few of the designs now are worth remembering.

Dior Does Denim and Feminism at Paris Fashion Week

nymag.com — Since yesterday, when Maria Grazia Chiuri showed her first collection for Dior at the Rodin Museum, my thoughts have jumped about like the bumblebees embroidered on her shirts. Indeed, this morning, after a bath and a cup of coffee, I find that only one thought is truly stable: I hate fencers' jackets, almost as much as I hate a fencing theme.

3 Brilliant Shows From Paris

nymag.com — There are many ways to define a good runway show: one is as an unfolding drama set at the right pace. The other day John Galliano opened the Maison Margiela show with a plain belted coat in spearmint, followed by an equally austere black shift with the tiny detail of a Cocteau-esque hand holding a flower traced in white at a shoulder.

How Do You Follow a Great Designer?

nymag.com — One measure of our disconnected times is that none of the barmen at my local, the Café Castiglione, have yet inquired about the new designer at Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri. There is still time - Chiuri makes her debut on Friday - but in the past such a query would have been routine, even a matter of pride.

The Y Is Back in YSL, But Not Much Else Is Yet

nymag.com — In the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, not far from where many of the design legends of the 20th century once roosted, Anthony Vaccarello presented his first looks for Saint Laurent. The setting was the colonnade of a building that will eventually be the company's headquarters - hoisted on a crane, blazing against the night sky, was the famous YSL logo.

Cathy Horyn’s Favorite See-Now, Buy-Now Looks From Fashion Week

nymag.com — Since the advent of fashion shows in the early 20th century, we've been used to waiting six months for clothes to reach stores. But at New York Fashion Week that tradition has been broken, as a handful of adventurous designers, led by Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger, begin to offer clothes and accessories to consumers immediately after their runway shows.
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Oct 15, 2016

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