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Cathy Horyn is the Cut’s fashion critic-at-large. Before joining the Cut in 2015, she was fashion critic at the New York Times (the second person to ever have the title) from 1999 to 2014.

  1. new york fashion week
    Telfar Shows Up, With ClothesPlus: sparkles from Oscar de la Renta and weirdness (in a good way) from Collina Strada.
  2. new york fashion week
    A Standout Show for Peter DoThe designer gives New York a much-needed boost. Plus, collections from Gabriella Hearst, Tory Burch, and more.
  3. new york fashion week
    At New York Fashion Week, Traditionalism WinsThe best shows are those from designers who make very good clothes and (thankfully) aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel.
  4. new york fashion week
    10 Years From Eckhaus LattaA sexy anniversary show that highlighted the brand’s fierce individuality. Plus: The designers deconstruct their history in 5 looks.
  5. new york fashion week
    Sexual Sting and Chaos As New York Fashion Week ReturnsShayne Oliver returned, a new shape at Proenza Schouler, and an honest look from Elena Velez.
  6. spring fashion
    Shayne Oliver Is BackHood By Air brought street cool to the runway before suddenly imploding five years ago. Now, the brand’s designer has returned — as daring as ever.
  7. paris couture week 2022
    Ronald van der Kemp and Fendi Exemplify Couture in ParisPlus, Glenn Martens charms at Gaultier, while Valentino misses the mark.
  8. paris couture week 2022
    At Couture, Embracing Hard ChicWhat Daniel Roseberry’s Schiaparelli collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior, and Virginie Viard’s Chanel had in common was precision.
  9. fashion
    My Time With AndréKnowledge, coupled with his wit and amazing sense of game, should be André Leon Talley’s lasting legacy.
  10. prefall 2022
    Fall Looks That Strike a Modern SilhouetteElectric colors and strong lines from Jil Sander, Christopher John Rogers, and more.
  11. nyfw fall 2020
    Balenciaga Steps Back in TimeDemna imagines the fall 1997 collection that never was.
  12. now open
    A New Online Marketplace That Sells Savoir FareOld Stone Trade, created by the stylist Melissa Ventosa Martin, offers the hard to find.
  13. style
    Gucci’s Hollywood RompThe brand takes over a tourist block for glamour with a seedy edge.
  14. paris fashion week
    Remembering Alber ElbazAt the close of Paris Fashion Week, a huge crowd gathered to remember the designer Alber Elbaz, who died in April from COVID-related complications.
  15. pfw spring 2022
    Edginess and Decadence for a Surprising Paris FinaleWith a Vuitton collection that dug into history and surpassed, in opulence, anything we’ve seen this season.
  16. pfw spring 2022
    On an ’80s-Style Catwalk, Chanel Lightens UpIt’s a big theme this week. Plus: Stella McCartney cultivates mushrooms.
  17. pfw spring 2022
    At Givenchy, 75 Looks in Search of a VisionMatthew M. Williams presents his first runway show. It’s complicated!
  18. pfw spring 2022
    At Balenciaga, Marge and Homer Simpson Take ParisIn a show that also played with the idea of “stars” on the red carpet.
  19. pfw spring 2022
    Raf Simons Digs Into Street StyleSimons comes up with a modern suit.
  20. pfw spring 2022
    Balmain Celebrates FreedomIn honor of Olivier Rousteing’s ten years as creative director, the show was opened to the public — and it was exceptional.
  21. pfw spring 2022
    Cool Finesse From Saint LaurentWhile the younger designers at Paris Fashion Week struggle to find a new path.
  22. pfw spring 2022
    At Paris Fashion Week, Unboxing DiorPlus: A new exhibition about Thierry Mugler shows real imagination.
  23. mfw spring 2022
    At Milan Fashion Week, Marni Gets EmotionalMarni’s creative director, Francesco Risso, showed clothes that moved, in a presentation unlike any other.
  24. mfw spring 2022
    At Milan Fashion Week, Prada SeducesSexy isn’t all that interesting. Seduction is, however. Raf Simons and Prada embraced that — a big theme this season, to the point of near nakedness.
  25. mfw spring 2022
    During Milan Fashion Week, a New LightnessAt Jil Sander and Kim Jones’s Fendi show, modern textures and a shifting view of femininity.
  26. mfw spring 2022
    Why Kim Jones of Fendi Looked to an Artist From the ’60sThe work of Antonio Lopez inspired the latest collection. The timing is more than symbolic.
  27. nyfw spring 2022
    Telfar TV Takes Over New York Fashion Week (and It’s Got Duffles)Plus: Tom Ford puts on a show, and Khaite misses.
  28. nyfw spring 2022
    A Very Theatrical New York Fashion WeekAt Rachel Comey and Thom Browne, performances took center stage.
  29. nyfw spring 2022
    At New York Fashion Week, Sex Is On Everyone’s MindEckhaus Latta and Michael Kors do it best. Plus, Coach brings out skaters.
  30. nyfw spring 2022
    Fashion Week (and a Poodle) Takes Over New York’s LandmarksAt Carolina Herrera, Gabriela Hearst, LaQuan Smith, and more.
  31. nyfw spring 2022
    New York Fashion Week ReturnsAfter a year and a half hiatus, fashion shows, including Proenza Schouler and Maryam Nassir Zadeh, are back.
  32. fall fashion
    My Endless Search for American FashionWhen I started my career, I saw the potential for an American style that was beautiful, uncomplicated, and singular. Where has it gone?
  33. haute couture f/w 2021
    Rebirth in VenicePierpaolo Piccioli’s Valentino haute couture collection was a breath of fresh air.
  34. haute couture f/w 2021
    A Game-Changing Couture Show in ParisBalenciaga breaks new ground. Plus: Kim Jones’s Fendi and a collection made from extra-large men’s suits.
  35. fall winter 2021
    Chanel, Dior, and a Room Full of Giant Paper CloudsThe view from couture week in Paris so far.
  36. haute couture
    How Do You Follow a Fashion Legend?Alaïa’s new designer debuts in Paris.
  37. review
    Can Ferrari’s Mythos Translate to Fashion?The brand just released its first collection.
  38. review
    Balenciaga Transcends the Limits of the RunwayWhile McQueen leans into a quiet iconoclasm.
  39. cjr collection 008
    The Expansive Vision of Christopher John RogersHis fall 2021 collection noticeably advances his recent thinking.
  40. fall/winter 2021
    Michael Kors Pays Tribute to Big-City GlamourPlus: Burberry’s warrior women.
  41. fall/winter 2021
    The Paradox at the Heart of Gucci x BalenciagaHow the collection reasserted Gucci’s glamour. Plus: Celine cuts loose.
  42. pfw fall 2021
    Louis Vuitton Is Here to ConquerA collection in which high fashion triumphs over sanity, boredom, and men in suits.
  43. pfw fall 2021
    The Three Big Themes of Paris Fashion WeekBetween Miu Miu and Thom Browne, Chanel, and Dior, some patterns emerged.
  44. pfw fall 2021
    Who Says the Runway Is the Best Way to Look at Clothes?Some of the best shows this week weren’t really shows at all.
  45. mfw fall 2021
    Fashion Marches on in MilanFrom Prada to Valentino, Italian designers know what works.
  46. nyfw fall 2021
    Tom Ford Hedges His BetsHis newest collection offers glimpses of newness diffused with more standard tricks.
  47. lfw fall 2021
    4 Standout Moments From London Fashion WeekFrom JW Anderson, Burberry, Stephen Jones, and Simone Rocha.
  48. nyfw fall 2021
    Stuck in LimboNew York designers struggle to imagine the future.
  49. ch-ch-changes
    Alaïa Finally Has a New DesignerPieter Mulier has been named creative director of the brand.
  50. review
    Men in TightsMiucca Prada and Raf Simons introduce the idea of a onesie.
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