Robin Givhan at Fashion Week

Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2019 collection (By Jonas Gustavsson/MCV Photo For The Washington Post)
Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2019 collection (By Jonas Gustavsson/MCV Photo For The Washington Post)

Robin Givhan, The Washington Post’s Pulitzer-winning fashion critic, covers fashion as a business, as a cultural institution and as pure pleasure. Follow along as she makes her way from runway to runway. Follow her on Twitter: @RobinGivhan and Instagram: @robingivhan.

Amid a backlash against a beloved brand's overhaul, a few Paris fashion houses are offering a beacon for female customers.

  • Oct 4
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A faux-beach runway show encourages you to take your Chanel casual. But it's still the same Chanel.

  • Oct 2
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At Alexander McQueen, designer Sarah Burton seems stuck in the past.

  • Oct 2
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It looks fantastical. But the stealthily influential designer says he's just taking "very understandable ideas and heightening them."

  • Oct 1
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3-D printing give these shoulder pads their streamlined grace — part of Demna Gvasalia's vision of dressing for our changing planet.

  • Oct 1
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One was punk princess, the other was a vacation in Italy.

  • Sep 30
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Designer Rei Kawakubo’s models looked startlingly normal — until you glanced below the waist.

  • Sep 30
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Hedi Slimane imposed his signature rock'n'roll style on Celine -- but without bringing fresh ideas.

  • Sep 29
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At Chloe, scarf prints, flamboyant earrings, Grecian sandals. A beautiful collection celebrating the art of being oneself.

  • Sep 28
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At Paco Rabanne, the glamorous élan of the international jet-set combined with the hippie ease.

  • Sep 28
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On his spring 2019 runway: road warriors, winged birds, and a bloody but unbowed Lady Liberty.

  • Sep 28
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When fashion puts gender-blurring collections on the runway, what exactly is it selling?

  • Sep 27
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A spring 2019 collection built on cowboy influences and sharp tailoring, but also bared breasts, platform heels and short-shorts.

  • Sep 26
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This young designer’s work is body-conscious and multi-functional and simply wonderful.

  • Sep 26
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For spring 2019, a balm for the dumpster fire of bad news

  • Sep 25
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Are rule-breaking designers pushing the industry towards the light or sending it tumbling into the abyss?

  • Sep 14
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Batsheva Hay offers Laura Ingalls Wilder-style frocks as a vivid rejection of the slickness of contemporary life. And the fashion world is buying in.

  • Sep 13
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Raf Simons asks: What is America? He eyes our blockbuster culture, and offers scuba suits, coral prints and shark t-shirts.

  • Sep 12
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A big-shouldered Americana that's the fashion equivalent of man-spreading. Disconcerting, sure, but interesting.

  • Sep 11
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Is it possible to be too happy? Many great ingredients in Wes Gordon's debut but too much sugar in the mix.

  • Sep 11
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