The Cut, New York Magazine's fashion site, has landed Cathy Horyn, the former lead fashion critic for The New York Times. Horyn, who resigned from the NY Times last February after 15 years to care for her partner, the late Art Ortenberg, will serve as critic-at-large for The Cut for 2015, covering both Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter collections in New York and Paris, according to WWD. While the details of her contract with The Cut have not been disclosed, we do know there is a chance of it being extended beyond 2015.
The Cut’s fashion news editor, Véronique Hyland, will continue to review emerging designers in New York, while Horyn will cover the bigger, more established brands in New York and Paris.
The Cut’s editorial director Stella Bugbee confirmed the hire, saying: Cathy was always on our dream list for her unique authority and style." Morever, Bugbee says Horyn “was not looking” to return to the fashion circuit, but "we approached her. It wasn’t a very long convincing process.” According to Bugbee, while Horyn will write reviews and commentary, her role will be expanded at The Cut to potentially include other mediums. “I think she’s going to be doing a mix of things for us — traditional reviews and exploring what a site like ours has to offer,” the editor said. “She’s not limited strictly to reviews. I’m hoping she’ll have a lot of fun with it.”