Fashion

01.31.14

Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn Leaves New York Times; Miley Cyrus Gets Naked For 'W' Magazine

And American Apparel has hired a 62-year-old lingerie model.

Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn Leaves The New York Times: The New York Times confirmed Friday that its controversial, longtime chief fashion critic, Cathy Horyn, has retired from her post. An internal memo made to newspaper employees Friday morning explained that “Cathy’s reasons for leaving are personal ones, to spend more with her partner, Art Ortenberg, who has had health problems, and whom she feels would benefit greatly from her increased presence at home.” Horyn, who has been with The Times since 1999 and written over 1,100 pieces, is credited for her outspoken reviews and her discovery of young, promising designers, most notably, Dior's Raf Simons. Horyn will continue her work on producing a book that chronicles The New York Times's fashion coverage since the 1850s, to be published by Rizzoli. [Fashionista]

Miley Gets Naked for W Magazine: In what seems to be an all-too-familiar continuation of her “Adore You” video, a sensuous Miley Cyrus appears nude in the leaked images of W magazine’s March cover issue. Covered partly by a pillow and decked out in diamonds, it comes as no surprise that Cyrus has stripped down. [Jezebel]

American Apparel’s 62-Year-Old Lingerie Model: While not nearly as shocking as the far-too-real mannequins that adorned one of American Apparel's New York store windows earlier this month, the controversial retailer has selected a barely-dressed 62-year-old model as the face of its lingerie line. Although Jacky O’Shaughnessy has modeled for the brand since an off-chance recruitment in 2012, this is the first time she, or anyone near her age, has modeled lingerie. "Sexy has no expiration date. Jacky in Floral Lace Lingerie" reads the caption on the Instagram and Facebook photos posted Thursday. [The Telegraph]

LVMH Has Big Plans for Marc Jacobs: Brace yourself Michael Kors! Bernard Arnault, CEO of luxury house LVMH, is hoping to make Marc Jacobs as lucrative as Michael Kors, who has been wildly successful since going public in 2011; Kors has a market capitalisation of $15 billion, and his company's stock has increased by 215 percent. "If we could do something along those lines, or even half, everyone will be happy," Arnault said at an annual results presentation. "He's someone with huge potential, in line with the spirit of Vuitton - creative audacity with extreme refinement." [Vogue UK]