Cathy Horyn joins The Cut after 15 years as fashion critic at The New York Times, where she started one of the first style blogs, On the Runway. Prior to The Times, she was a contributing writer at Vanity Fair; from 1990 to 1995, she covered fashion for The Washington Post. She has written two books, Bare Blass, a memoir with Bill Blass, and Joe Eula: Master of Twentienth-Century Fashion Illustration, published in 2014. She is currently working on a history of The Times fashion coverage, from the 1850s to the present, which will be published by Rizzoli. In 2013, she initiated a series of fashion talks at Stanford University. Born in Coshocton, Ohio, she is a graduate of Barnard College and Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.
Most Recent Articles
Sometimes It’s Okay to Cater to the Bourgeoisie
Nicolas Ghesquière makes a case for the strength of uncomplicated femininity in his new Louis Vuitton collection.
Even Karl Lagerfeld Knows That Times Are Tough
His subdued new Chanel collection seemed to nod to #MeToo and right-wing politics. Plus: Sarah Burton’s unique touch at McQueen.
How Technology Will Transform Tailoring
Demna Gvasalia’s 3-D-printing innovation shows the way at Balenciaga. Plus: Gorgeous old-fashioned tailoring at Thom Browne and Givenchy.
Camp vs. Classicism
Rei Kawakubo’s notes on Sontag; Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski finally finds classical balance at Hermès; Altuzarra’s ease.
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The Case for Apolitical Fashion
Loewe and Undercover make it convincingly.
The Genius of Martin Margiela
A life-affirming museum retrospective reminds us of the mysterious Belgian designer’s huge influence.
Why Riccardo Tisci Is the Right Man for Burberry
Plus: A sublime Margiela retrospective; special subtlety at Chloé and Lemaire.
Is Dries Van Noten the Last Sophisticated Designer in Paris?
When his clothes have this balanced spontaneity, he might be. Plus: Sexy Saint Laurent; secure Margiela; abysmal Lanvin.
How to Make Political Fashion
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s clumsy feminism at Dior finds its moment, while Marine Serre shows a more subtle way to allude to contemporary issues.
A Givenchy collection 25 years in the making.
Jacobs Fights the Bulls, Kors Goes for Showbiz
The last day of New York Fashion Week ended with two heavy hitters.
Raf Simons Goes to the Movies
The Calvin Klein designer thinks like a director in his most complete show for the brand so far. Plus: Vaquera and Monse.
The Quirky Puritanism of the Olsen Twins
The former child stars more than proved themselves as designers. Plus: Searching for hotness at Lam and de la Renta; good-bye to Carolina Herrera.
Uptown Flash, Downtown Funk
Highly enjoyable shows by Brandon Maxwell and Gypsy Sport offered a split screen between slick polish and outsider roughness.
Cool History Lessons at Wang and Eckhaus Latta
Elsewhere, Chris Leba at R13 and and Kerby Jean-Raymond at Pyer Moss tackled more political realities.
NYFW Is About Romance and $$$$ — and Not Much Else
Strong, albeit not innovative, shows at Bottega Veneta, Tory Burch, and the Brock Collection worked American fashion’s eternal themes.
A Feast for the Ages at Raf Simons
Waffles, flowers, and references to drugs made for a decadent and thrilling show.
The Couture Shows Satisfied a Craving I Didn’t Know I Had
Maybe the most powerful thing right now is a perfectly shaped shoulder line.
A Powerful Alaïa Exhibit Captures the Designer’s Spirit
And signals the future of the brand.
‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Gets the Versace Family All Wrong
It misses all the fun.