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Cathy Horyn’s Best Moments of the Season

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How we loved the musings of Cathy Horyn this season as she once again gave us the most engaging, honest, and at times, hilarious, soundbites while reviewing for The Cut. Sure she loved quite a bit (although she basically ignored Milan), but there were some occasions where she gave us classic Cathy. A few of our fave memories before we put this season to bed…

Azzedine Alaïa: “He wouldn’t be showing his collection for a few more days, but in his cluttered second-floor studio, between two dress racks and rows of new shoes, he put on an impromptu show with his three house models. Sanity was restored. My spirits rose. Okay, the fucking Earth moved.”

Miu Miu: “I loved it. Miley Cyrus will love it, too, I feel sure. But I also had the slight feeling that I was being forced to love it, like medicine.”

Saint Laurent: “Many designers, if they bothered to look at images from Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent show last night — motley jean jackets and trashy dresses shown with rubber waders and tiaras — will probably want to throw in the towel today and retire to Ibiza. It’s not even Saint Laurent’s commercial success that gets them down, but the meanness and cynicism behind it. There’s no joy, no wit, no beauty, no irony, no taste, and — dare I say — no hope expressed here.”

Givenchy: “Tisci reminds people that lace is beautiful, not something to be treated like the latest technological wonder.”

Kanye West: “This second round of drab, broken-down basics proved he can’t be taken seriously as a designer, but nevertheless many people in fashion do seem to take West seriously — they keep showing up expectantly for his performances — and that makes them fools. Because they wouldn’t bother with this stuff if it were offered by an unknown, and if it’s the spectacle they seek, it changes as little as the clothes.”

Plus! Cathy on EVERYTHING!

“But all too often today’s young talent seems to approach fashion with a selfie stick thrust in front of them. Their feelings dominate the frame, and they apparently don’t feel the need to go below the surface of the things they happen to fancy.”

“I think we can all agree that New York Fashion Week doesn’t hold a candle in absurdity to the American presidential race, but yesterday had its moments.”

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