PHOTOGRAPHY KARL LAGERFELD
WHETHER OR NOT SHE'S STEPPED ON YOUR PRADA CLAD TOES IN HER CAREER AS FASHION CRITIC FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES , THERE IS NO DENYING THE PROFOUND INFLUENCE AND ABILITY OF CATHY HORYN. TODAY (JANUARY 31ST) HORYN ANNOUNCED HER RETIREMENT AS REIGNING FASHION CRITIC FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES, A POSITION WHICH SHE'S HELD FOR NEARLY 15 YEARS NOW. A MEMO CONFIRMED BY THE NYT STATES THAT SHE WILL NOT BE LEAVING THE PAPER FOR GOOD; RATHER SHE WILL WORK ON OTHER PROJECTS INCLUDING A BOOK WITH RIZZOLI CHRONICLING FASHION COVERAGE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES FROM THE 1850'S ON.
IN RESPONSE, V DUG UP AN INTERVIEW AND EXCLUSIVE PORTRAIT BY KARL LAGERFELD FOR V11: MAY/JUNE 2001.
What are you wearing in this photo? A black Tse sweater and a dark green Alaïa skirt
What was your first job in fashion? Fashion critic, The Detroit News
Fashion magazines used to wield tremendous power, dictating everything from hemlines to hairdos. Now that everyone has access to fashion, what is the role of the fashion magazine? To inform
What do you love mose about fashion? The creators
What do you hate most about fashion? Stylists with no memory
What is the all-time greatest fashion Do? The mini-skirt
Fashion Don't? The mini-skirt
As a fashion editor/critic, is it better to be loved or feared? Feared
What is your favorite fashion editorial you've seen lately? "The White House Style," November, Vogue Italia
Your favorite ad? Marc ads by Jüergen Teller