Robin Givhan's Brings Style, Culture, Politial Insights to News Beast

Dots| Pulitizer prize winning Washington Post style writer Robin Givhan is headed to The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, working for Tina Brown. Givhan starts work on January 10.

Robin Givhan is at her best not being a straight fashion writer. Like AOC, Givhan likes to write about the intersections of culture, politics and fashion. Even personal psychology and motivation.

Less acerbic than NYTimes style writer Cathy Horyn, Givhan isn’t afraid to criticize. We were totally ticked off by the writer’s criticisms of Madonna not acting her proper age but generally think Givhan is on the pulse of culture, fashion and consumerism.

 … She enraged many Washington women early on in her career by poking fun at their penchant for wearing running shoes rather than heels as part of their businesslike dress code. During Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s confirmation hearings, she wrote that his family “coordinated their ensembles in the manner of a family heading off to the Sears photo studio.” She noted that Elena Kagan, in her hearings, rarely crossed her legs. She often wrote admiringly of First Lady Michelle Obama’s wardrobe but questioned her for sporting shorts on a visit to a national park. via The Washingtonian