Robin Givhan

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Are Models Skinny Because We're Fat?

Column blaming the thin trend on society's obesity gets lots of attention

(Newser) - Robin Givhan's recent Washington Post piece attempting to explain why models are so skinny—"the fatter the general population, the thinner the idealized woman," she wrote—spawned a number of responses in varying degrees of outrage. Read on for a sample:
  • "'The culture' isn't insisting on emaciated
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The Makeover Palin Should Have Had

High-end duds totally at odds with GOP target (or Target) audience

(Newser) - That the GOP dressed up “a no-frills hockey mom” for her star turn is fine, but that they dressed her up in Neiman's, Saks, and Barneys is “mind-boggling evidence of a tin ear for the symbolism of popular culture,” style maven Robin Givhan wails in the Washington ... More »

For Political Wives, It's All in the Dress

McCain, Obama make statements with style

(Newser) - First lady fashions are more than trivial concerns: Their choices reflect on presidential campaigns and hold the power to spark new trends, writes Robin Givhan in the Washington Post. Cindy McCain "has endorsed the status quo" by turning to White House veteran Oscar de la Renta, while Michelle Obama... More »

Starlets Strut Their Stuff at Emmys

Fashion cops see red carpet as rainbow of sexy, fabulous frocks

(Newser) - Dresses for last night's Emmy Awards tended toward retro, pastel, and strapless—a smart move in the steamy LA weather. Katherine Heigl, Kate Walsh, and Jennifer Morrison were in the retro crowd, and Heigl also hopped on another of the night's bandwagons: bright red lips. “Red is a really... More »

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