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Cathy Horyn’s Must-See List Ruffling Some Fashion Feathers

According to New York Times style columnist/Lady Gaga‘s archnemesis Cathy Horyn, the must-see shows for New York Fashion Week are Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, Sophie Theallet, Calvin Klein, Narciso Rodriguez and Marc Jacobs. However, some designers not mentioned have a few things to say on the matter.

Cathy Horyns Must See List Ruffling Some Fashion Feathers

Diane von Furstenberg: ”That’s her opinion. She is entitled. She has a voice, she uses her voice. I have a voice. All I will say is that I work very hard, and I do the best I can. I hope she comes to the show and I hope she likes the show.”

Michael Kors: ”People can make their decision as to what turns them on and what thrills them, and what doesn’t. It’s like shopping.”

Oscar de la Renta: ”It bothers me because I love my industry, and I love fashion. I think fashion is something of beauty and it really makes me mad when someone writes about fashion in a bitter way.”

Vera Wang: ”We actually employ a lot of people, and we try to support our industry, and we do pay for things. We’re doing our best to be honorable and support our industry. If those things don’t stand for something, I don’t really know what does.” [WWD]

Contributed by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail