It looks like Oscar de la Renta and Cathy Horyn are putting their meaty fashion beef to rest.
Back in September, Horyn wrote of ODLR after seeing his spring collection, “Mr. de la Renta is far more a hot dog than an éminence grise of American fashion.” De la Renta responded in kind by taking out an ad in WWD in which he retorted, “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?” Which then resulted in one of the weirdest fashion feuds of the year.
But now it appears that the two have reconciled. Yesterday at Oscar de la Renta’s pre-fall show we noticed that Horyn was sitting front row. And according to WWD, the journo also went backstage pre-show and even wore one of the designer’s dresses. ODLR president Alex Bolen told the trade he wasn’t surprised to see her there: “She’s a pro and she has a job to do.”
Horyn herself said that there was no feud and everything was fine. De la Renta was predictably a bit more chatty about the subject, continuing the mutual love fest. “She came to see me before the show and I told her we probably approach fashion in two different ways. I respect her way and I hope she respects my way. My vision of fashion is for my customers,” he told WWD. “I read every single article she writes on fashion. I never hold grudges.”
So it’s like it never happened then? “Of course it happened…” De la Renta said. “It takes two to tango.”
Anyway, we’re very happy to see that two of the most important figures in American fashion are working together again. It just proves that they’re both the very highest quality filet mignon.