Cathy Horyn Hoped Fashion’s Night Out Went Bust

Written By , on October 13, 2010


Never one to hold back, Cathy Horyn dug into Anna Wintour’s brainchild in a candid interview on The Daily Beast. In Jacob Bernstein’s candid interview with the top fashion critic, Horyn touches on several topics including for her dislike of shopping, her ability to be a thorn in the side of certain designers including Carolina Herrera, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Helmut Lang, Nicole Miller, and Oscar de la Renta (who banned her from their shows at one point or another.) and the reasons she destroys designers during fashion week (hint: it’s only intentional if the designer makes it so). On the topic of Fashion’s Night Out Horyn makes no bones about her wanting it to be a failure, she says, “I hope it doesn’t go on…I don’t want it to continue… You know, we’re a nation of shoppers. That’s how people spend their time, shopping online, shopping in stores, acquiring. And I feel like we perpetuate that with Fashion’s Night Out. What are you really celebrating? Not art or great books. You’re celebrating shopping.” Ouch.

The full interview can be read here on the Daily Beast website.

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