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    Critics Swoon Over Fendi’s Furs, Grapple With Prada’s Girlishness“If Prada is proposing that women feign innocence and dress like overindulged majorettes, why? Because, just like injectable fillers and core-strengthening classes, a Peter Pan collar helps women deny the ultimately futile notion that we can turn back time?”
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    André Leon Talley and Eric Wilson Disagree Strongly on Last Night’s Oscars Fashion“Many women were wearing dresses that were, well, as plain and flat as the carpet beneath their feet.”
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    Critics Love Deacon’s ‘Fetishistic’ Collection, Disagree on Kane’s Questionable Taste“The bald fact remained that today we saw one helluva lot of coat and not one helluva lot of range.”
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    Critics Praise Proenza’s High-Tech Prints, Disagree Over Lim and Klein“By the time a jacket came out with those signature dragon embroideries, it looked like the designer had landed in a tourist trap in Chinatown and then copied the look with couture care.”
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    Critics Embrace Kors’s Glam Sportswear, Tire of Vera Wang’s Parkas“Listen, anything could have been going on under those hooded parkas of Ms. Wang’s. She could have been cooking an entire meal for her family.”
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    Critics Adore Jacobs and Rucci, Are Lukewarm on Karan’s Hitchcock Blondes“The thing is, the icy blonde Hitchcock heroine is well-worn territory.”
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    Critics Laud Hilfiger’s Fresh Take on Prep, Grapple With DVF’s ‘Gaucho Glamour’“It was what you would call a ‘want it, need it, bought it’ collection, and there’s nothing wrong with that.”
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    Critics Covet Wang’s Mink Shades, Pass on Tam’s ‘Weighed Down’ Frocks“All the lush, cocoon-y outerwear was clever, not clownish or immature.”
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    Critics Praise Prabal Gurung’s Risky Gowns, Lust After Wes Gordon’s Coats“If his high-waisted pants look as good on a size 8 as they do on those models, then Gordon is really in business.”
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    Critics Applaud Wu’s ‘Shameless Elegance,’ Dismiss Vena Cava’s Unflattering Nineties ReduxCathy Horn compared one designer’s collection to “a big dirty mound of snow.”
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    Times: ‘Nobody Is Crabbing About Couture Being Out of Touch’In fact, many critics are swooning, which hasn’t happened in a little while.
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    Critics Laud Givenchy’s ‘Fierce’ Dog-Inspired Collection, Pan Alexis Mabille’s Lace-up PantsThe critics weigh in on the fall 2011 menswear collections.
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    Cathy Horyn’s Number One Fashion Moment This Year Was Seeing Tavi at Fashion Shows“The stares were openly hostile.”
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    Azzedine Alaïa Leaves Cathy Horyn Beside HerselfWe love it when she gets poetic.
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    A Compilation of Cathy Horyn’s Most Memorable TakedownsRacked ranks some memorably scathing reviews.
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    Cathy Horyn Defends All Those Things She Wrote That People Found Mean and OffensiveOf her Alexander Wang critique: “I don’t think that’s any different than Christopher Hitchens talking about Mother Teresa.”
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    The Wall Street Journal’s Christina Binkley Has Something Very Nice to Say About Chico’sAnd something much less nice to say about the new Dior collection.
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    Marc Jacobs Shows Animal Print, Cheongsam, Body Paint for Louis VuittonIt’s another win for the cats.
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    Zac Posen Makes His Paris Debut, Accused of Trying Too HardAlso being too dressy, making clothes that look like stripperwear, and showing in the wrong venue. Ouch.
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    Versace’s Models ‘Could Certainly Walk’“That hasn’t been true for a lot of the models this week in Milan,” writes Cathy Horyn.
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    Critics Orgasmic Over Prada’s Spring 2011 Banana-Monkey SpectacularWWD compares her to Darwin.
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    For Once, Burberry Fails to Impress CriticsThe shoes, and models who couldn’t walk in them, weren’t the only problem for the label yesterday.
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    Suzy Menkes: ‘American Fashion Seems Oblivious to Anything Happening Beyond the Runway and the Minor Front-Row Celebrities’And none of the clothes, though nice, were truly mind-blowing this season.
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    Critics Laud de la Renta’s Frothy Gowns, Dismiss Lauren’s Western Fringe“A particularly unflattering puff sleeved dress managed to make the lithe and lovely Lily Donaldson look downright ungainly.”
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    Critics Love Proenza’s Neon Tweeds, Balk at Krakoff’s ‘Skants’“Note: fanny pack-like accessories never work.”
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    Critics Laud Rodarte’s Departure, Grapple With Vera Wang’s Obi BeltsThe front row weighs in on Narciso Rodriguez, Badgley Mischka, and more.
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    Critics Swoon Over Karan’s Crumpled Collection, Tsk-Tsk Herrera’s Superfluous DetailsPlus, Marc Jacobs is “pretty” and “wearable,” but it doesn’t blow anyone away.
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    Critics Praise Ford’s Return to Womenswear, Scorn Y-3’s ‘Déjà-Vu’ References“Among the misfires: velvet, biker chains, colossal harem pants and sexpot bustier and bra tops galore.”
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    Cathy Horyn: ‘Alexander Wang Is Not a Great Designer’But his clothes sell, he has buzz, and that’s what matters.
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    Critics Praise Wang’s All-White Looks, Wince at Posen’s Excess“It was Mardi Gras meets Red Light District colliding with 20s and 30s revue showgirls.”
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    Critics Laud Comey’s ‘Adorable’ Collection, Pan Siriano’s ‘Elmo’ DressA compendium of critical quotes from Horyn, Deeny, Menkes, and more.
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    Cathy Horyn ‘Needs a Clearer, More Authoritative Reason’ to Read the New WShe thinks the new logo may be the best thing about the magazine.
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    Critics Still on the Fence About Valentino’s Twilight Couture’Twilight’ and couture probably don’t belong in the same sentence, much less collection.
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    ‘Couture Is Slipping Off People’s Radars Faster Than a UFO’Fashion houses will tell you otherwise, naturally.
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    Cathy Horyn Calls the Spring 2011 Men’s Shows WimpyMaybe it’s time for the men’s designers to return to minimalism.
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    Cathy Horyn Explains Why Resort Season Is So GreatThey feed you at the shows and the clothes are less pretentious.
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    British Fashion Press Less Than Thrilled With Sex and the City 2 StylingHilary Alexander said the movie was “short on style.”
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    Cintra Wilson No Longer a Critical Shopper for the TimesApparently they have a no-freelancers policy now.
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    Cintra Wilson ‘Instantly’ Liked the Inventory in Isabel Marant’s Soho Store“It was reflective of play clothes I’ve been collecting in thrift stores for years.”
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    Critics Clash Over Dior’s Equestrian Conceit, Critique YSL’s ‘Sexless’ Looks“These were clothes that make men want to behave.”
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    Cathy Horyn and André Leon Talley Didn’t Hate Last Night’s Oscar FashionSandra Bullock finally won them over.
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    Critics Divided on Balenciaga, Critical of Rochas’s Sixties Vibe“A color palette one more normally associates with seeing on the shelves of a discount supermarket ran through this whole collection.”
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    Stefano Tonchi Wonders If Fashion Week Is Worth the BotherMilan left him a little frustrated.
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    Critics Covet Missoni’s Patchwork Wraps, Crave More Drama at Gucci“[T]his collection was almost too Gucci centered, too rooted in the past, and did not take enough risks with newer fashion.”
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    Cathy Horyn on Milan Fashion Week: ‘An Eternity of Bad Clothes Crammed Into Four Days’It doesn’t help that Bryanboy announced on Twitter that Dolce & Gabbana gave him a fur coat for free.
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    Critics Are Overwhelmed by Versace, Teary Over Dolce & Gabbana“Did it push the limits of good taste? Yes.”
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    Critics Covet Burberry’s Coats; Pout Over Saunders’s Subdued PrintsRead the last of the reviews from London.
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    Critics Praise Farhi’s ‘Relaxed Elegance’, Debate Pringle’s Roomy Trousers“She set out to spotlight another Scotland — one of clanging armor, rugged fishermen and kilt-clad clansmen.”
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    Critics Are Seduced by De La Renta, Pleasantly Surprised by The Row“When the going gets tough the chic get classier.”
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    Critics Are Charmed by Marchesa, Cheered by Kors“Mr. Kors is a designer who does not see an issue with sending out a model wearing a cashmere swimsuit under a long coyote fur coat.”
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