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GIVHAN TO CUT: New York magazine hired the fashion critic Robin Givhan, formerly of The Washington Post and the Daily Beast/Newsweek, to review the New York and Paris collections for its fashion blog, The Cut. Givhan is notable for winning a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2006.
A veteran of the Washington Post, Givhan was one of the more high-profile contributors Tina Brown recruited in 2010 for her reinvention of Newsweek. She was also among the most established, alongside Post alumnus Blake Gopnik, to be let go in the spate of layoffs that hit the newsweekly last December.
In happier days, Givhan was the chief contributor to the Daily Beast’s fashion vertical, FashionBeast, which launched last July and in some ways mirrored the format of New York’s The Cut, which has expanded in the last year to include original reporting and long-form commentary. Givhan will be writing mainly for the Web, serving as The Cut’s de facto fashion critic during the Paris and New York collections. The fashion writer Lynn Yaeger, who had been reviewing shows for the site, is also expected to continue as an online contributor.