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Cathy Horyn Gets Punchy: "People Have Become Incredibly Childish"

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It's the last day of fashion month-and-a-half and all that travel and the relentless 12-hour-day show schedules have left a trail of exhausted editors nursing frayed nerves in its wake. Over at the New York Times, writer Eric Wilson has been chronicling the absurdities of fashion week since day one—our favorite moment was when he fearlessly called out Anna Wintour for hogging the elevator at the Plaza Hotel. Today, fashion critic Cathy Horyn lets loose:

People have become incredibly childish. I don’t mean fashion people per se, but the industry certainly contributes. The need for entertainment and distraction is constant. The empty moments in Tent Ephemeral are spent tweeting or discussing the Dior fallout or talking about Michael Kors’s party at the United States Embassy.

And then, when the show starts, you have to fight your way through the brain daze to some sort of adult consciousness again. But what do you see? From Valentino, you see a trim collection of suits and coats in beige double-faced cashmere with gold studs arranged in neat rows, geometric plays of lace and leather, and limpid evening dresses in such pale, blurry prints that you feel you have been given Ambien.

Did Horyn just call Valentino "Ambien"? We think we love her.
· After the pressure, the smoke [NY Times]
· The NY Times' Eric Wilson totally calls out Anna Wintour for hogging the elevator [Racked]