Robin Givhan at Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta at New York Fashion Week, Feb. 13, 2017. (Photo by 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 Vine: @RobinGivhan.

The message from Paris: It's time to look polished again, and show a little effort.

  • Mar 8
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Liftoff! Karl Lagerfeld launched a delightful spaceship of a fall 2017 collection.

  • Mar 7
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This time, it's a metaphor for harnessing the power of women.

  • Mar 7
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At Balenciaga and Valentino, efforts to make the brands less stuffy are paying off.

  • Mar 6
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Exaggerated, almost obese silhouettes -- rendered in body casts and packing blankets.

  • Mar 5
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Uma Wang conjures the magic of your great-grandmother's attic.

  • Mar 5
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Virgil Abloh has hit his technical stride. But the aesthetic voice is lacking in his womenswear.

  • Mar 4
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Grunge with Serengeti accents for a bedazzled and very loud road trip.

  • Mar 3
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On a Paris runway, a meditation on social codes and formal ceremonies.

  • Mar 3
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A fashion risk worth taking, on the runway in Paris.

  • Mar 2
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Too many dresses cut too short, with awkward angles — but at least one sparkly head-turner.

  • Mar 1
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The burning question in New York. Marc Jacobs found an answer in vintage hip-hop — but Ralph Lauren faltered.

  • Feb 17
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Fanciful notions crafted from the most traditional, classic materials.

  • Feb 16
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Stripping away the melodrama and the hype, he allowed his clothes to speak.

  • Feb 16
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He didn't appear at the conclusion of Yeezy Season 5 at New York Fashion Week, adding to the mystery of what exactly is going on with the designer and musician.

  • Feb 15
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At Pyer Moss, the big clothes were swaggering, eccentric and comforting.

  • Feb 15
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No high concept here -- just a collection that delights in creativity and surprise.

  • Feb 14
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Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia dazzled in their debut at the legacy label.

  • Feb 14
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Intricate embroidery, pearl embellishments, tight pleats -- with comfy, chunky boots.

  • Feb 13
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Whether with velvet or puffer coats, designers are bringing the feminist fight to fashion.

  • Feb 13
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