Robin Givhan

Fashion criticWashington, D.C.


It’s a destructive cliche that obscures a host of deadly maladies.

  • May 22, 2015

What the 180-year-old maker of the legendary Birkin bag has in common with a hipster craft brewery.

  • May 19, 2015

It’s a destructive cliché that obscures a host of deadly maladies.

  • May 15, 2015

And that fashion is failing all ages: “Seventy-year-old ladies don’t have 18-year-old bodies and 18-year-olds don’t have a 70-year-olds’ dollars.”

  • May 15, 2015

STYLE BLOG | There was no “there” there, figuratively and almost literally, in her see-through gown.

  • May 5, 2015

The first thing to accept about “China: Through The Looking Glass,” is that it is not meant to be a critical assessment of the fashion industry’s non-fiction, politically correct relationship with China’s culture, history or its people.

  • May 5, 2015

Michelle Obama donned a Tadashi Shoji gown to represent New York’s creativity and a national symbol.

  • Apr 28, 2015

The eclectic Japanese designer, profiled in today’s Style section, has scored an invitation to the elite dinner for the Japanese PM.

  • Apr 28, 2015

With this week’s state visit, a new spotlight on Abe and an influential generation of Japanese designers.

  • Apr 27, 2015

The preppy clothes are cheap, infantilizing and unflattering, a fashion critic notes — but maybe that’s part of their charm.

  • Apr 20, 2015
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Robin Givhan is the Washington Post fashion critic. She writes about fashion as a business, as a cultural institution and as pure pleasure. A 2006 Pulitzer winner for criticism, she is writing a book, “The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History.”

In addition to the Post, Robin has worked at Newsweek/Daily Beast, Vogue magazine and the Detroit Free Press. During her most recent tenure at the Post, in addition to fashion, Robin covered Michelle Obama during the first year of the administration.
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