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I think you under estimate the national and global reach of the NYTimes. Pieces of NYTimes are picked up by smaller newspapers/Times Publications throughout the US and abroad. A person living in a small town is more like to read a Times piece than to have a subscription of Vogue IMO.
more people read glamour magazine than does american vogue, but that doesn't reduce its influence.
Horyn (and Menkes) is a respected journalist. It's not her job to set fashion but to objectively report on what designers (and later retailers) will be presenting to the consumers. Fashion is a business and if I were a designer I would consider objective criticism and (maybe) use it to better inform my design process....
if she did that, most would probably respect her. she goes beyond that and that's the argument here.
Horyn doesn't come from a place of pure hate but always from a prism a "real woman/man" (aka the consumer) versus VP's the gothic hyper sex kitten or US Vogue's social grande dame.
let's take her latest...do you really think the "real woman/man" wears junya watanabe and commes des garcons? seriously? the new york times and cathy horyn have agendas just like everyone else.
Honestly, I think we give Anna and Carine too much credit and too much power. I hope we all remember that fashion design is not limited to the 5 designers they highlight issue after issue. They give us a limited (though aspirational) view of "fashion." Fashion and individual expression through dress is so much more than that.
honestly, anna wintour wields a lot more power than you give her credit for. she championed john galliano LONG before he got appointed by dior -- we know the BILLIONS of sales they've had since his appointment. i hold carine roitfeld partially responsible for balmainia. seriously, would a lot of us know about that brand without her and her counterparts touting that look? name the last time the new york times created something from nothing? that's their power.
everything is never quite enough.
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