Robin Givhan at Fashion Week

Calvin Klein at New York Fashion Week, Sept. 7, 2017. (Jonas Gustavsson/MCV Photo For The Washington Post)
Calvin Klein at New York Fashion Week, Sept. 7, 2017. (Jonas Gustavsson/MCV Photo For The Washington Post)
Fashion critic

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.

In Paris, designers toyed with unicorns, ghostly twins, aristocrats in gym shorts. Now it's up to you to decide.

  • Oct 4
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In some ways, the fans of the legendary French design house have a lot in common with Deadheads.

  • Oct 3
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A beautiful collection at Alexander McQueen was all about the illusion of effortlessness.

  • Oct 3
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Some designers manage to give outdated looks new life. This one's just not going to happen.

  • Oct 3
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Plus, unexpectedly fresh and gorgeous ideas for cargo pants, tank dresses and walking shorts.

  • Oct 2
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No, really -- take a look. Designer Rei Kawakubo explored some interesting ideas with these voluminous gowns.

  • Oct 2
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Shifts at legacy houses like Balenciaga and Givenchy should tell us something larger is happening in the culture.

  • Oct 1
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Bold prints evoke the abstract shapes of nature. If only the runway show channeled the vast diversity of nature, too.

  • Sep 30
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At a water-splashed show, designer Rick Owens turned women into walking, abstract sculptures.

  • Sep 29
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The risks, and payoffs, of turning your fashion show into performance art, at Kenzo and Yang Li.

  • Sep 29
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And with prairie-ish dresses and sort-of-gladiator boots, Natacha Ramsay-Levi makes new things that feel refreshingly familiar.

  • Sep 29
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Dries Van Noten offers exuberant scarf prints, richly embellished dresses, pullovers as soft and large as a cloud.

  • Sep 28
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Dresses from a deconstructed trench coat, eye masks as accessories. Listen, it's just plain fun, okay?

  • Sep 28
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Boring black dresses and tacky, unflattering cuts from design houses that should know better.

  • Sep 28
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A legendary house explodes the usual barriers with an open-air runway show in the heart of Paris.

  • Sep 27
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At Paris fashion week, the storied house's clothes were rather childish, but lacking whimsy and delight.

  • Sep 27
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Highlights include Marc Jacobs's abstract florals and turbans from no particular place. It was otherworldly meets real world.

  • Sep 14
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The designer gravitates to easy, beachy glamour -- but suggests you try it in the boardroom, too.

  • Sep 13
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His spring 2018 collection captured a mood that is hard to put into words.

  • Sep 13
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Ballgowns and Bugattis, lobster salad and leather, champagne and celebrities, in the designer's own exotic-car garage.

  • Sep 13
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