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Robin Givhan

Fashion criticWashington, D.C.


The late designer may be best known for her “poor-boy” sweater — but her legacy was much richer.

  • Aug 25, 2016

Ivanka Trump poses for the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, reiterating a familiar narrative of gloss and wealth, but missing an opportunity to say something new.

  • Aug 11, 2016

Fashion designers signed a friend of the court brief supporting Apple in its court battle with Samsung. The rallying cry is that form and function are inseparable. But everyone whose ever bought a pair of uncomfortable shoes knows that’s not true.

  • Aug 9, 2016

Michelle Obama has sent a lot of complicated messages with her wardrobe, but Tuesday’s gown was simple, pretty and important.

  • Aug 2, 2016

Her rocky relationship with clothes reflected the transforming lives of baby-boomer women.

  • Jul 23, 2016

People freeze their style at a point when they feel at their best. The ’80s were flashy and brash.

  • Jul 16, 2016

And other thing from the New York runway shows that may or may not catch on.

  • Jul 15, 2016

An NBA star seeks “confidence” for his own wardrobe — and a role for himself in a growing industry.

  • Jul 14, 2016

Like a football star merged with a flamenco dancer. But where are they going with this?

  • Jul 13, 2016

At the New York menswear shows, one designer tries to speak louder with silence.

  • Jul 12, 2016
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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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