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Fashion Fight, Claws are Out!

4 Oct

It’s said that the fashion industry is full of catty individuals, well whether that’s true or not, fights do ensue. Raf Simons is the designer who took over at Dior, while Hedi Slimane is the designer over at Saint Laurent. All eyes were on these designers with intense anticipation for their spring debuts, however the real drama was taking place off of the catwalk. Tensions rose between Cathy Horyn, famous for her work at the New York Times, and Hedi Slimane. Now this is where things get complicated, so bear with me. Many years ago, Horyn wrote a piece on her blog about how if it wasn’t for designer Raf Simons there would be no Hedi Slimane, and how that is the reason why she is not invited to his shows. Slimane quickly fired back on his Twitter and said many things about Horyn, including that she is a “schoolyard bully” and that her “sense of style is seriously challenged.” His response goes on for a while and concludes with him saying how she will never have a seat at a Saint Laurent show.  Many people in the industry are taking sides and a lot of journalists are unimpressed by Slimane’s approach and way of dealing with the issue at hand. At a time when Saint Laurent is trying to rebrand itself, I would say this argument is extremely poor timing. Now, can’t we all just get along?