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Robin Givhan

  1. show and tell
    Kim Kardashian, Go-Karts at Kanye WestAlso, André Leon Talley wore Uggs and velour.
  2. other critics
    Robin Givhan Is Working on Another BookIt’s about 1973’s Grand Divertissement à Versailles.
  3. mobama watch
    Michelle Obama Wore a Marc Jacobs Dress From the Fall 2010 Runway CollectionGo ahead — try to stand it.
  4. backlash
    Robin Givhan Thinks Essence’s New White Fashion Director Shows the Magazine ‘Isn’t Just About Black Women’“Black women aren’t ‘special.’ They are individuals and they are universal.”
  5. body issues
    Robin Givhan: Skinny Male Models Aren’t As Controversial As Skinny Female ModelsMen don’t try to look like models, women do.
  6. talks
    Ashley Olsen, Robin Givhan, and Isaac Mizrahi Discuss Celebrity Designers, Runway Diversity, and Michelle ObamaMizrahi and Givhan don’t seem to think celebrities have much style.
  7. body issues
    Robin Givhan: Fashion Models Won’t Get Any Larger Until the Rest of Us Get SmallerShe feels that the fashion industry was unfairly targeted in the Ralph Lauren Photoshop debacle that emerged last week.
  8. just pants
    The Two Obamas: Robin Givhan Lays Into Prez’s Mom JeansGivhan explores the yawning chasm between Barack Formal and Barack Casual.
  9. party lines
    Robin Givhan Feels ‘Disgruntled’ by Fall’s Eighties ComebackShe’s also not dreading her move to Washington, D.C., to cover the First Family.
  10. loose threads
    Port Authority Adds Fashion Space; Nicole Richie Plans Maternity LineAlso ‘Vogue’ editors got giggly when a male television personality stopped by the office.
  11. loose threads
    Gianni Versace’s Art, Furniture Up for Auction; White House Staffer Hits Fashion WeekAlso, did ‘Vanity Fair’ lighten Freida Pinto’s skin?
  12. loose threads
    The Obama Effect Sweeps Fashion Week; BlackBook DownsizesAlso, Elise Overland likes smoking opium.
  13. the dress
    Robin Givhan Envisions Michelle Obama in GreenThe fashion critic selected the winner of an inaugural ballgown design competition.
  14. political style
    The McCain Campaign Should Have Thought More About That $150K Shopping SpreeFashion critics say it’s incongruous with her image and wonder why she couldn’t shop at Banana Republic.
  15. loose threads
    Robin Givhan Pans Givenchy; Irina Lazareanu to Retire?Also Naomi Campbell might hit the runway in Paris tomorrow, and Kate Moss doesn’t wear underwear. Ever.
  16. loose threads
    Balenciaga Menswear Flops; H&M’s Stock SuffersAlso Roisin Murphy wore BRAND NEW Gareth Pugh to the Christian Dior show!
  17. loose threads
    Prada Waits Out the Economy; Thakoon Still Giddy Over ObamaAlso, Jonathan Saunders’s first Pollini collection is a winner, and Sarah Palin doesn’t wear the best earrings.
  18. run through
    DVF, Derek Lam, Tracy Reese Design Clothes and Bags for Obama CampaignThe collection will go up for sale on Obama’s campaign site next month.
  19. run through
    Robin Givhan Reviews Anna Wintour’s Twenty Years at ‘Vogue’The Pulitzer Prize–winning fashion critic turns her sights on ‘Vogue,’ where she once used to work.
  20. loose threads
    ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Renewed!• Wipe that sweat off your brow. Even thought the CW’s ratings are floundering, America’s Next Top Model has been renewed for its eleventh and twelfth cycles because it’s the channel’s most-watched program. Obvi. [WP]
  21. loose threads
    Paris Fashion Week Ends: Lanvin’s Dresses Hit; Vuitton’s Pants Miss• The Lanvin show celebrated the little black dress with lots of lovely details. [Telegraph] • Marc Jacobs started the Louis Vuitton show on time, leaving attendees racing to their seats. The collection was a commercialized version of the better, more artistic collection he showed in New York — and the pants were awful. [WSJ]
  22. dress code
    What the Critics Said About Paris Fashion Week, and What They Really MeantThe reviews from Paris Fashion Week are clogging the Internet with words that resemble English but don’t necessarily make a lot of sense. That means it’s time for another edition of “What They Really Meant,” where we read the fashion reviews so you don’t have to. You’ve worked hard enough today already.
  23. loose threads
    New Valentino Designer Prepares for Debut; Balenciaga Wows Critics AgainTomorrow Alessandra Fachinetti presents her first collection as the creative director of Valentino after the man himself retired earlier this year, making her “potentially, one of the most powerful women in the industry.” She invited Valentino to her show and calls her collection “Valentino … with a twist,” which she hopes will attract younger customers. [Telegraph]
  24. dress code
    What the Critics Said About Milan Fashion Week, and What They Really MeantC’est chic!Photo: imaxtreeHere’s what you probably understand about the Milan collections so far: Prada’s black lace was fabulous, Jil Sander showed some really fierce coats, and the Gucci collection was “bohemian.” Now, we’d say the Gucci line was more caveman chic than anything else, but we suppose that’s why we don’t write fashion reviews for the big papers. But sometimes isn’t “caveman chic” just the simple, fun way to sum up some high-minded reviewer’s purple prose?
  25. dress code
    What the Critics Said About New York Fashion Week, and What They Really MeantYou know what it’s like when you’re at dinner with a bunch of people who work together and they start talking about that “report” or that “weird new girl” and you have no idea what they’re talking about? In fact, they may as well be speaking another language? Well, fashion critics are the same way. Their reviews come out in a special breed of flowery, pretentious prose that — though fun to read because only they could come up with it — makes very little sense to fashion outsiders. So we’ve selected some of our favorite New York Fashion Week excerpts from our favorite critics and translated them into language we hope you understand.
  26. loose threads
    Thom Browne’s Got a Cute New Friend• Thom Browne’s maybe-twink is cuter than all of our boyfriends put together. [Daily Intel] • The early word from Baby Phat: shitshow. Stay tuned for Fuggish impressions. [Jezebel] • Candace Bushnell’s Fashion Week has been rough. Maybe that’s why she looks so wounded. [Fashion Dish/NYDN] • To celebrate the end of the taxi strike, Robin Givhan hits Saks’ Shoe Megaloporium for some proper heels. Alas, if only Chloé boots were made for women with regular calves. [Off the Runway/WP] • We’re just going to throw some phrases around out there: Pete Wentz. Clothing line. Macy’s. God is dead. [StyleHive] • Memo to YSL: What the hell are you guys doing with your new marketing campaign? It’s a really busy week; we don’t have time to wrap our heads around whatever you’re up to. [Fashion Inc.]
  27. show & tell
    Fashion Blogs We LikeBloggers are working Fashion Week almost as hard as the designers, frantically publishing runway videos, podcasts, and handbag critiques.