One source claims the 18-year-old was actually bullied for being there -- apparently not everyone thought she earned the right to walk the shows!
The insider spilled:
Everyone loves a good catfight!
Horyn, who has never been Hedi’s biggest fan, wrote that the show was "a nice but frozen vision of a bohemian chick at the Chateau Marmont. Or in St. Tropez" and that it "lacked a new fashion spirit" before praising peers at Balenciaga, Dior, Givenchy, Celine and Lanvin.
Well, Hedi hit back in the most adult way ever: Twitter!
"Miss Horyn is a schoolyard bully and also a little bit of a stand-up comedian.
Insiders argue she is an average writer, and a bit provincial, but I disagree. She did some great things. Her biggest achievement so far is a book about Bill Blass, that I haven’t read. It might be terrific, and I’ll be happy to recommend it, if it helps the sales.
I also often hear that her sense of style is seriously challenged providing that she is meant to be an authority in the village. This is totally irrelevant, no one has ever asked for her to be an inspiration to others after all, and likely it would never happen anyway.
Besides, and amusingly, her agenda is seriously thick and perfectly predictable. She is a woman on a mission, and this season she is on fire.
Miss Horyn also works for the New York Times, as everyone knows, where conflicts of interest might seem a little out of place and where being partial, or too friendly with the locals might not be an option.
In conclusion, and as far as I’m concerned, she will never get a seat at Saint Laurent, but might get 2 for 1 at Dior. She should rejoice. I don’t mind critics, but they have to come from a fashion critic, not a publicist in disguise. I am quite mesmerized she did get away with it for so many years.
And by the way come visit our new website at ysl.com.
Love the casually shameless plug at the end. Ha!
So, how did Miz Horyn react to all this? She said, "It’s just silly nonsense to me."
Oh those New York Times writes and their "silly nonsense". Like we haven't heard that one before!
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