Oscar de la Renta Forgives Cathy Horyn

Previous PostAfternoon Tea Gets a Masculine Makeover
Next PostRik Rak Hosts Day of Fashion, Beauty and Spirits

Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta and New York Times critic Cathy Horyn have finally put their meaty fashion beef aside. The feud began last September when Horyn wrote, “Mr. de la Renta is far more a hot dog than an éminence grise of American fashion,” after seeing the designer’s spring collection. De la Renta responded by taking out an ad in Women’s Wear Daily that said, “If you have the right to call me a hot dog why do I not have the right to call you a stale three-day-old hamburger?”

But now it seems the two have buried the hatchet. Horyn sat in front row at Tuesday’s Oscar de la Renta’s pre-fall show wearing one of the designer’s dresses and reportedly went backstage before the event. “She came to see me before the show and I told her we probably approach fashion in two different ways,” de la Renta told WWD. “I respect her way and I hope she respects my way. My vision of fashion is for my customers. I read every single article she writes on fashion. I never hold grudges.”

connect with haute living National