Robin Givhan’s got a new gig. The Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic, who was laid off at Newsweek in December 2012, has just signed on to review the New York and Paris collections for New York Magazine’s The Cut, WWD is reporting.
It’s a surprising third act for the respected journalist–but then, that’s kind of her style. Givhan made waves back in 2010, when she left the Washington Post after 15 years to join Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Fast forward to 2012, and Givhan was axed in a round of layoffs as Newsweek prepared to shutter its print edition.
Since then, Givhan has been contributing to the Washington Post and working on a book about the 1973 Battle of Versailles fashion show.
“I’ve spent the last six months or so holed up working on my Versailles book and contributing to the Washington Post,” Givhan explained to us over email. “It’ll be nice to jump back into the thick of fashion come September and to do it for The Cut. I’m a big admirer of New York magazine and a fan of Stella Bugbee’s sensibility. And I was very flattered by the opportunity.”
Givhan will be joining industry vet Lynn Yaeger, who has also been reviewing shows for The Cut for some years. While the new arrangement for the upcoming fashion weeks is online only, Givhan said she’d be “enthusiastic about writing for the magazine again.” (She previously wrote a piece for the mag in 2011 about fashion and race.)
“I’ll continue to contribute to the Post and there’s still lots of work to do on the book, but New York and Paris will give me a big jolt of energy,” she told us. “Working from home on my own projects is great, but there comes a time when a girl has got to put on her heels and sally forth!”