Robin Givhan, the only person ever to win a Pulitzer Prize for fashion writing, unleashes some pointed commentary on the rampant egomania that is brought into high relief during Fashion Weeks here and elsewhere in the world. Since she was recently relieved of her position at The Daily Beast/Newsweek due to the ending of the print magazine, she skipped New York Fashion week almost entirely, and has no plans to cover Paris or Milan at all this season. Instead she is using her break in steady work to work on a book, and has written a clever post for The Cut about just how little she misses the overblown ceremony and jockeying for status of Fashion Week and the industry in general that she has devoted her career to covering. She has some harsh words for attendees who are more concerned about their seating assignments than any reason why they should be there at all, and designers who ban fashion critics who actually dare to criticize. Click over to The Cut to read her deconstruction of the whole bloated excercise, and learn how she managed to keep from taking it all personally.
Don’t Take It Personal — It’s Just Fashion By Robin Givhan (The Cut)