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Robin Givhan

  1. quotables
    DVF Says She’s Not a Jet-setter, Just an ‘Old Lady Who Knows Everybody’She also talked about Diana Vreeland and Melania Trump.
  2. designer duels
    Ava DuVernay’s Next Project Is About FashionShe’s directing a movie about the groundbreaking Battle of Versailles. 
  3. style and substance
    This NYFW Show Will Address Racism in PolicingFor his womenswear debut, the designer behind Pyer Moss will screen a thought-provoking video.
  4. How Dries Van Noten Pioneered the ‘Real Model’ Trend“What does my ideal woman look like? She’s 16 years old to 65, from size 34 up until size 46.”
  5. its vintage
    Robin Givhan on How the Battle of Versailles Irrevocably Changed Fashion “People believed that fashion could have this capacity to be a social engine of change.”
  6. social fashion
    The Golden Era of ‘Fashion Blogging’ Is OverHas the moment for new fashion bloggers to gain entry to the club passed?
  7. tragedies
    L’Wren Scott Was Remembered As a ‘Girlfriend’How the media continues to fail the memory of deceased women.
  8. icymi
    Read All of Robin Givhan’s Fashion Month Reviews in 1 PlaceComprehensive coverage from New York and Paris.
  9. review
    Robin Givhan: Nicolas Ghesquière’s Rousing Debut at Louis VuittonClothes take advantage of technology without sacrificing the brand’s history.
  10. review
    Robin Givhan: Chanel Goes to Whole FoodsNo longer just for the ladies who lunch.
  11. review
    Robin Givhan: Lots of Teen Angst at Saint Laurent Hedi Slimane took old concepts and dipped them into a fountain of youth.
  12. review
    Robin Givhan: Raf Simons’s Explosion of Color at DiorAnd Alber Elbaz’s fizzy toast to women. 
  13. review
    Robin Givhan: Alexander Wang Hits His Stride at BalenciagaA dynamic and stylish, yet utterly commercial, collection. 
  14. reviews
    Read All of Robin Givhan’s NYFW Reviews in 1 PlaceThe full list, to read (or reread) this weekend. 
  15. review
    Givhan: Ralph Lauren’s Reliably Elegant Clothes Fare Best IndoorsIronic, given the snowmageddon outside.
  16. review
    Robin Givhan: Marc by Marc Jacobs’s Imaginative RestartAnd laid-back luxury at Michael Kors.
  17. review
    Robin Givhan: Donna Karan, Altuzarra, & The RowA designer’s challenge: holding onto, and then evolving, a point of view.
  18. review
    Givhan: Thom Browne Gets ReligionThis season, the provocative designer explored the hypocrisies and hierarchies of the church.
  19. review
    Givhan: Blurring Gender, Race, and Power Roles at Hood by AirThe first truly bracing, mesmerizing show of the season.
  20. review
    Robin Givhan: Alexander Wang’s Confident SwaggerMaking people go to Brooklyn simply because he could. 
  21. Robin Givhan: Prabal Gurung, Peter Som, and MoreWho are these designers, really?
  22. review
    Robin Givhan: Simply Too Obvious at Jason WuA little like being hit over the head with a sledgehammer.
  23. A Little Bit of Whiplash at Creatures of the Wind Elegant shapes but awkward silhouettes. 
  24. review
    Rachel Comey, a Designer Unafraid to Stand Apart From the Fashion FrayKicking off Fashion Week over dinner in Brooklyn.
  25. review
    Robin Givhan: The Stars (and Strugglers) From Paris Fashion WeekSome final thoughts on the venerable brands versus the rising young designers in France.
  26. review
    Robin Givhan: Marc Jacobs Says Good-bye to Louis Vuitton — BeautifullyIt’s a very American way to give up the Parisian gig.
  27. review
    Givhan: Hedi Slimane’s Assault on Luxury and Beauty at Saint LaurentRehashing rock and roll, yet again.
  28. review
    Robin Givhan: At Givenchy, the Setting Outshines the ClothesSmoke and metal, but not much else.
  29. review
    Robin Givhan: Forming Tribes at Junya Watanabe and Haider AckermannYet, still respecting borders while doing so.
  30. review
    Robin Givhan: Dior Only Makes Sense on the RunwayAnd sadly, not on the short, less svelte customers who often wear it.
  31. review
    Robin Givhan: Rick Owens’s Powerful Rejection of Conventional BeautyHe proves how interesting fashion can be when a designer deviates from the status quo.
  32. review
    Robin Givhan: Wang Brings Hipness and Joy to BalenciagaParis gets a bit of much-needed lightness at Balenciaga, Pugh, Demeulemeester, Undercover, and more.
  33. reading lists
    Every Single One of Robin Givhan’s Fashion Week ReviewsRead (or reread) them this weekend.
  34. ask me anything
    It’s Your Chance to Ask Robin Givhan AnythingShe’s hosting a Reddit AMA at 10 a.m.
  35. review
    Robin Givhan: Like It Or Not, American Fashion Is CommercialAmerican designers like Tory Burch, J.Crew, and Michael Kors give us pragmatism, but they also give us joy.
  36. the hit list
    10.5 Super Moments That Happened at Fashion WeekIt’s all about the footwear right now.
  37. review
    Robin Givhan: ‘Cultural Tourism’ As Seen at RodarteCholo-inspired, but not in any way that suggests strength.
  38. reviews
    Givhan: Child Stars With Old Souls, the Olsens Age Gracefully at The RowThe fashion equivalent to becoming wiser, more confident, and more capable.
  39. reviews
    Robin Givhan: Thom Browne Traps Women in Clothes Magic and madness at New York’s most dramatic show. 
  40. diversity issues
    Robin Givhan: Confronting the Lack of Black Models on the RunwayBethann Hardison issued a letter calling out design houses she characterizes as “racist.”
  41. review
    Robin Givhan: Appreciating Fashion Week’s EccentricsFrom the men and women who preen outside the shows to the designers (and clothes) at Creatures of the Wind.
  42. q&a
    Robin Givhan on Her New Book, Race, and Reviewing the Fashion SeasonThe veteran critic discusses what she’s looking forward to seeing, plus why some things never seem to change.
  43. mobama watch
    Reports: Michelle Obama Wears Reed Krakoff for Vogue CoverAny minute now!
  44. ins and outs
    Reactions to Alexander Wang at Balenciaga: Surprise, ConcernAnd some cautious optimism.
  45. stump style
    Ann Romney Versus Michelle Obama: Two Women, 30 DaysA review of their public appearances over the last month.
  46. fashion goddesses
    Robin Givhan: ‘Fashion … Is Still Seen As This Kind of Women’s Concern’She sat down for StyleBlazer’s “How I Made It” series.
  47. the karl of it all
    Suzy Menkes Found the Chanel Collection ‘Dull’Robin Givhan, on the other hand, called it “akin to a hostile takeover.”
  48. Is It Weird to Call Nail Art a ‘Trend’?“It’s something that’s been around forever in the black community.”
  49. the karl of it all
    Karl Lagerfeld Calls Newsweek ‘a Sh-tty Little Paper’He’s still mad about that Robin Givhan story, evidently.
  50. other critics
    Robin Givhan’s Critique of Karl Lagerfeld Cost Her a Front-Row Seat at ChanelBut she still regrets nothing.
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