Robin Givhan

Washington, D.C.

Senior critic-at-large

Education: Princeton University, BA in English; University of Michigan, MA in journalism

Robin Givhan is Washington Post senior critic-at-large writing about politics, race and the arts. Previously, she covered the fashion industry as a business, as a cultural institution and as pure pleasure. She is the 2006 Pulitzer Prize winner for criticism and author of “The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History.” In addition to The Post, Givhan 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, Givhan covered Michelle Obama during the first y
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Memorializing anger and ignorance

If the country is marking anything on January 6, it's the intractable division of our own making.

January 4, 2022

The reassurance of their light

These elders of politics, religion and the arts were reminders of what it means to be flexible in a world that has gone rigid.

December 28, 2021

Kim Potter saw Daunte Wright clearly. But belatedly.

In all the chaos and panic, the former police officer saw what she had done. She had killed a boy.

December 21, 2021

Elizabeth Holmes used every trope in the book

The Holmes case is an indictment of old-fashioned masculine stereotypes, including the notion that fashion doesn’t matter.

December 7, 2021

Berry Gordy wanted to make the world ‘weep with joy’

Berry Gordy's Motown record label became a form of diplomacy that crossed racial boundaries: “I felt that people were way more alike than different.”

December 2, 2021

The exhausting, soul-sapping meanness of Lauren Boebert

Trolling is hollow and cheap. And it deadens us all.

November 30, 2021

At the White House, spare Christmas decorations and abundant optimism

The revelry is in the details.

November 29, 2021

Virgil Abloh’s wondrous success

Abloh wasn’t interested in blowing up the fashion system. He was simply looking to blow open the door.

November 29, 2021

A verdict not held hostage to history

The jury saw the world through Ahmaud Arbery’s eyes.

November 24, 2021