Cathy Horyn is the Cut’s fashion critic-at-large. Before joining the Cut in 2015, she was fashion critic at the New York Times (the second person to ever have the title) from 1999 to 2014.

  1. style
    Balenciaga’s Creepy (and Cool) Take on Hollywood CultureThink of the monstrous sneakers as a symbol of that too-muchness.
  2. fashion
    Phoebe Philo’s Return Is a Wake-Up CallWhen I previewed her new collection in London, I thought: People will lose their minds.
  3. fashion
    For Christopher John Rogers, a New Direction“I was trying not to overthink anything,” says Rogers.
  4. pfw spring 2024
    At Miu Miu, a Modern Female CharacterAt Chanel, the opposite.
  5. pfw spring 2024
    I’m Ready for My Close-up, DemnaFor Paris Fashion Week, Balenciaga’s creative director asked friends, family, and me to walk the runway.
  6. pfw spring 2024
    Sarah Burton’s Stunning Final BowThe creative director of Alexander McQueen’s last collection was a tour de force.
  7. pfw spring 2024
    At Paris Fashion Week, a Play on Clothing as ArmorFeeling a sense of power in your clothes isn’t about covering up, shows Yohji Yamamoto.
  8. fashion
    Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Greatest ArchivistOver 20,000 articles of clothing he amassed are now on display in Paris.
  9. pfw spring 2024
    At Paris Fashion Week, an Extraordinary Show (Finally)By contrast, The Row was rather drowsy.
  10. fashion
    Inside the Closets of Fashion’s Most ObsessiveA new book features retailer Carla Sozzani, costume designer Sandy Powell, and more on their collections.
  11. pfw spring 2024
    At Paris Fashion Week, a Poverty of ImaginationDesigners need to stop pulling from the archives.
  12. mfw spring 2024
    At Bottega, an Odyssey of Craft Evades the Real WorldBut Maximilian Davis of Ferragamo shows his best collection yet.
  13. mfw spring 2024
    Everybody is a CriticGucci’s new designer Sabato De Sarno confronts a fashion consensus. But look closely.
  14. mfw spring 2024
    In a Big Shift, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons Go GlamPlus: a Tom Ford debut.
  15. milan fashion week
    Does Gen Z Want ‘In Your Face’?Glenn Martens of Diesel answers that question.
  16. lfw spring 2024
    At London Fashion Week, a Changing of the GuardLed by Daniel Lee, who hit “reset” with this latest Burberry collection.
  17. nyfw spring 2024
    Elena Velez’s Hard-core Stance on FeminismAnother designer, Ashlyn, takes a more reasonable approach.
  18. nyfw spring 2024
    At Gabriela Hearst, Substance But No ExcessAt Tory Burch, the opposite.
  19. nyfw spring 2024
    At New York Fashion Week, Sheer Goes MainstreamPlus: I got rained out at Gypsy Sport.
  20. fall fashion issue 2023
    Fashion’s Talent ProblemAfter a century of marrying risky artistry with commercial savvy, the fashion industry has all but abandoned design talent.
  21. style
    American Sportswear Is Back, Baby!Proenza Schouler and Eckhaus Latta lead the charge. Plus: Overly designed clothes at Khaite made for Instagram.
  22. nyfw spring 2024
    The Fakery Begins at New York Fashion WeekPlus: Peter Do’s Helmut Lang Debut didn’t quite hit the mark.
  23. now open
    Dries Van Noten Sets Up Shop on the Left Bank (Again)The brand’s new beauty and accessories boutique sits next to its men’s store and a few doors down from womenswear.
  24. couture fashion week
    At Valentino, a Shift to SimplicityPlus: Gaultier gets its impudent outrage from the subculture.
  25. couture fashion week
    Can Couture Be Contemporary?Balenciaga’s Demna thinks so.
  26. couture fashion week
    At Couture Fashion Week, Women ThriveVirginie Viard of Chanel and Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior offered collections that delight.
  27. style
    Pharrell’s Louis Vuitton, Confident But Without Audacity“When you’re chosen, you’ve just got to ride,” Pharrell said.
  28. style
    At Gucci in Seoul, A Shift in PerspectiveIt served an important purpose — to broaden the definition of fashion and style beyond Western values.
  29. style
    Chanel Cruise Comes to L.A., and the Results Are MixedThe sporty looks didn’t lack for youthfulness. They simply lacked vision.
  30. fashion
    Christopher John Rogers’s Impressive LuxuryHe proved himself incredibly versatile as a designer.
  31. met gala 2023
    The Truth About KarlThe new Met exhibit “A Line of Beauty” shies away from complicated realities and only focuses on his prolific career.
  32. paris fashion week
    A Clever Chanel ShowPlus: Miu Miu’s takedown of classic sportswear continues.
  33. paris fashion week
    A Terrific Collection From Stella McCartneyPlus: At Louis Vuitton, lots of accessories.
  34. paris fashion week
    At Hermès and McQueen, a Modern SilhouetteNadège Vanhee-Cybulski and Sarah Burton offer exciting new fall looks.
  35. paris fashion week
    Balenciaga’s First Show After the Ad Scandal: More Craft, Less ProvocationDemna sets the stage with a clean slate and perfectly made clothes.
  36. paris fashion week
    At Loewe, Things Are Not As They AppearJonathan Anderson gets one of the first qualities of great fashion — that it has to feel a bit strange.
  37. paris fashion week
    A Standout Show for Rick OwensOnly Owens has the power to demolish our notions of dress. Meanwhile, Givenchy and Chloé fell short.
  38. paris fashion week
    At Paris Fashion Week, Different Takes on GlamourThe Row and Balmain showed individual gestures on luxury.
  39. paris fashion week
    Staying True to the Saint Laurent SpiritOn Tuesday night, Anthony Vaccarello kicked off Paris Fashion Week with a modern nod to the past.
  40. milan fashion week fall 2023
    At Bottega Veneta, Characters You May KnowPlus: Maximilian Davis’s second main collection for Ferragamo was an impressive step up from his debut.
  41. milan fashion week fall 2023
    At Milan Fashion Week, a Display of ExcessSex (still) sells at Gucci and Sunnei offered levity and great clothes.
  42. milan fashion week fall 2023
    At Prada, Fashion’s Dose of RealityMiuccia Prada and Raf Simons used couture techniques to create garments inspired by uniforms.
  43. milan fashion week fall 2023
    At Fendi, an Airy ElegancePlus: Sex sells at Diesel and Max Mara leans into its beloved color, camel.
  44. lfw spring 2024
    Daniel Lee Debuts at BurberryPlus: Simone Rocha’s Celtic inspiration, Christopher Kane’s terrific show, and two promising new talents.
  45. new york fashion week fall 2023
    At Michael Kors, More Body, Less FormalThis season, his clothes had a sexy, New York kind of drive.
  46. new york fashion week fall 2023
    The Ambition of Thom BrowneBrowne made his reputation years ago with a shrunken tailored look. Today, everything is ridiculously oversize.
  47. fashion
    Pharrell Williams Named Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Fashion DirectorSucceeding Virgil Abloh, who died last year.
  48. new york fashion week fall 2023
    Tory Burch’s Vision for Rule-Breaking WomenPlus: Coach does grunge and Elena Velez digs into her deconstructed aesthetic.
  49. new york fashion week fall 2023
    At New York Fashion Week, Nods to the ’90sIn a post–Helmut Lang world, Proenza Schouler and Eckhaus Latta fill the void with a new idea of glamour.
  50. new york fashion week fall 2023
    Rodarte’s Gothic Fairy TalePlus: Animalic tendencies at Collina Strada and soft shapes at Fforme.
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