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Updated: Oscar de la Renta Fires Back at Cathy Horyn, Calls Her a 'Stale 3-Day-Old Hamburger'

In what may be this week's juciest, most dramatic piece of news, Oscar de la Renta wrote an open letter responding to Horyn's harsh criticism of him and it was printed in today's WWD. Update: Horyn has responded.
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As we all know, New York Times fashion critic

I know, right? When we first read Horyn's blurb about de la Renta, we thought it may have been more of a dig at's Nicole Phelps, who opened her ODLR review with, "Oscar de la Renta is New York fashion's éminence grise." Perhaps Horyn will mention that if she publishes a response to de la Renta's letter, which we really hope she does.

Update: Cathy Horyn has responded and apparently feels de la Renta misinterpreted: "I used the term in a professional context, as someone showing off his tricks, like a surfer," Horyn told Fashionologie. "I thought an ad was a little over-the-top."

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