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Celebrating Fashion’s Critics


The critic’s role is a tough one, and any good critic is bound to ruffle feathers now and again. Fashion’s critics are no different—just ask Cathy Horyn, who today found herself on the receiving end of an open letter from Oscar de la Renta, taking her to task for calling him a “hot dog” in a review of his Spring ’13 collection. (His retort included the suggestion that she might be a “3-day old stale hamburger.”) But the critic’s role is an important one, and one that Interview chose to pay tribute to in its latest issue. Patrick Demarchelier shot critics including Suzy Menkes, Virginie Mouzat, Horyn, and’s own Tim Blanks (left) for its roundup of fashion’s most distinguished observers. We’re proud that Tim’s reviews (and runway reels) are a mainstay of our fashion week coverage. Follow along all season here at

Photo: Patrick Demarchelier / Courtesy of Interview



  1. miamiolivia says:

    Tim is my hero.

  2. MariaSold says:

    I wish Russian Interview did same, that would be a blast! Great job! That is a really kind of strange occupation to be a fashion critic.. Reviews of Suzy Menkes can lift your career as a fashion designer up or ruin it. Tim’s and Suzy’s ones are my favourite!

  3. AnastasiaSilis says:

    MY OWN CRITIC ABOUT THE NYC fashion week:
    Anastasia – Fashion designer

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