Responding to protests from plus sized models and eating disorder activists, Minnie Mouse remains unchanged in this preview of Barneys New York Electric Holiday campaign featuring other fashion industry execs as cartoons.
There is truly a difference in the reception a collection gets between commercial retailers like Nordstrom and Barneys New York and the fashion press. This rings especially true to Hedi Slimane’s somewhat controversial first St. Laurent presentation. While heads of commercial retailers and bloggers gave the collection more positive reviews, the fashion press was not as satisfied.
New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn doesn’t have many friends left in the industry, it seems, after a series of scathing critiques about anyone who rubs her the wrong way. And these days, any which way is the wrong way.
It seems like New York Times writer Cathy Horyn is developing quite the collection of haters. The latest designer to have a gripe with Horyn’s reviews is none other than St. Laurent Paris designer Hedi Slimane. He took to his Twitter yesterday to pen a note a la Oscar de la Renta stating Cathy was a “schoolyard bully”.
Everyone knows that the most offensive fashion industry insults come under the guise of greasy, fatty foods. Esteemed NYTimes fashion critic Cathy Horyn oddly called iconic designer Oscar de la Renta a “hot dog” in her official review of his Spring 2013 fashion show. Rightfully offended, Mr. de la Renta bit back with an open letter printed in this morning’s WWD, implying that if he were a hot dog, she was a stale, 3 day old hamburger. We couldn’t have made up a better story. Read the letter after the jump.
2012 may very well go down as the year Choupette Lagerfeld lovingly clawed the eyes out of the world. Aside from living a life that most of us could only dream, and a very successful Twitter following, it seems the fancy feline is getting the ultimate honor: a Chanel bag named after her.