Fashion Editor of Washington Post, to Cover Michelle Obama, DC Style
Givhan- Fashion Editor Robin, style and fashion editor for the
Washington Post recently put her Upper West Side apartment on the
market in anticipation of her impending move back to Washington, D.C.
reported that Givhan is moving "to be closer to the glamorous
First Family and incorporate the Obamas into her beat for the Style
section" - especially the style sense and fashion of Michelle
Obama - and quotes the fashion critic as saying, "I could not
figure out how to cover the White House from New York" when they
met up with her recently at the Savannah College of Design and Art:
Étoile Awards in late March.
Givhan's focus on the style of the First Family, today's Page Six
reports that the move to Washington may not have been the fashion
Givhan the Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion editor of the Washington
Post, is moving back to DC after 9 years in New York - and some folks
are wondering if the move was her idea or her boss's. 'I'll continue
to write about fashion, but will focus most of my attention on
covering the Obamas,' Givhan told Page Six. 'Was it my choice? Of
course. Who wouldn't jump at the opportunity to chronicle history?'
But a source
snarked, 'I suspect that new publisher Katharine Weymouth wants her
Washington Post fashion editor in Washington covering fashion in
Washington.' Givhan once applied for a job at the New York Times.
"You could say that Times men found her salary demands
excessive,' the source said. She went to Vogue instead and then to
the Washington Post, where she kicked up controversy with an essay on
Hillary Clinton's 'startling' and 'unnerving' cleavage."
motivation and reasons behind Givhan's return to Washington, D.C., we
suspect leaving the fashion hub that is New York City will not
adversely affect her coverage of fashion chic and style trends.
Especially not when Michelle Obama has become such a hot fashion
topic of late.
Givhan will incorporate this into her fashion and style column,
adding more depth to some of the recent fascination obsession? with
the fashion choices of Ms. Obama, which risks cheapening the
importance of her role as First Lady. Admittedly, the style of first
ladies, past and present, has always been a source of interest, but
we're hoping for more substance than the standard "Jackie O. was
the embodiment of class and a fashion icon" or "Hillary
Clinton's style needs help" commentary.