They say that karma’s a bitch, and Cathy Horyn is finding that out the hard way.
The New York Times fashion critic was recently the victim of Twitter rants by YSL’s creative director Hedi Slimane.
She was also the subject of a full-page ad in WWD taken out by Oscar de la Renta where he called her a “three day old hamburger.”
Now, the Times Style editor, Stuart Emmrich, has come to Horyn's defense in hopes of silencing the critic's own critics.
Emmrich wrote in a wordy article published on the NYT's blog:
"I would say I find the situation (about being barred from the Slimane show) more perplexing than upsetting. I think Cathy dealt very deftly with this issue in the blog post she wrote after the YSL show."
"I don’t think there’s any chance that this will change the way we approach our coverage of fashion shows, or impact Cathy’s work as a critic. I will let her work speak for itself, even when it is being inaccurately described… My feelings can probably be summed up in a statement that I issued to W.W.D. after today’s article ran: 'We’re not going to get into an argument with anyone, but it goes without saying that we stand behind Cathy’s critiques, which are invariably insightful and completely fair'."
So we can look forward to more Horyn reviews of upcoming YSL shows?!
This is like the gift that keeps on giving!
[Image via WENN.]
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