A 2006 Pulitzer winner for fashion criticism, she is writing a book, “The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History.” It is the story of how race, politics, economics and shameless flackery sparked a 1973 French-American runway spectacle that changed the trajectory of the American fashion industry. It will be published in March 2015 by Flatiron Books.
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.
Robin has been freelancing for us for more than a year. After her fashion coverage of the State Dinner in February, a reader e-mailed to say: “It’s so nice to see Robin Givhan in the paper again.” Yes it is.