This Fashion Week marks the return of one of the most respected journalists in fashion, Cathy Horyn. It's been just over a year since Horyn retired as the New York Times chief fashion critic and she's back as critic-at-large for The Cut, where she'll be covering New York and Paris Fashion Weeks and sharing her always razor-sharp commentary on fashion and the culture at large. We caught up with Cathy between shows:
Did you miss fashion? I miss the action.
What kind of action? Talking to you. I love coming into a show. Especially a big show or a brand new designer that everyone wants to see. I love the buzz. Did you follow fashion while you were away? I would follow all the big news makers. Miuccia, Marc, Dior, Nicolas.
You're doing New York and Paris? I'm kind of psyched that it's just New York and Paris. I love being in Paris and there's always a lot to write about there. I'll probably comment on Miuccia's show online. You can do that with her show -- make a couple of phone calls to Milan and comment on it.
Is fashion different since you left? Being away two seasons the world changes quite a bit. I think there's a constant erosion of people's attention spans -- you see it being chipped away little by little. People are absorbing a lot but they're not retaining as much and the memory bank gets full. I remember [Vanity Fair fashion director] Michael Roberts saying years ago at a show, "who are all these people? And that happens at a faster rate now.