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Cathy Horyn Returns to NYFW, Compares Fashion to Vaginas

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After taking a break from show reviews for two seasons, famed fashion critic Cathy Horyn is back writing for New York Magazine's The Cut. In her first column, she reviews Rachel Comey's dinner party, remembers that Kanye also goes by Yeezy, and compares all of fashion to a large vagina:

For the past few seasons, Comey has been giving a dinner, with models touring the room between courses and a performance by an artist. Ross, in the character of a chortling life coach named Madame Hiver, her fat eyebrows like tattoos, continued, "It's just a vagina. It's a scary thing, isn't it?"

The same could be said for fashion: one big vagina. And I was back in it, looking at clothes, having the same conversations, seeing people I knew as intimately as my own ... well, you know, but whom I didn't immediately recognize this time.

"Yeezy?" I said absently to myself, turning over an invitation from Adidas, a vacuum-sealed pouch filled with what looked like cocaine. Ah. Right. Kanye.

I felt like I was reentering my former life after a spell in the federal witness-protection program.

Her first NYFW reviews were favorable to both Rachel Comey and Mafalda von Hessen, a new designer out of Rome. Both designers don't play by trends, which, according to Horyn's recent column for T magazine, aren't relevant anymore anyways. In T, she argues that we are entering into a "post-trend universe" and we're all better off for it.