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2012 October 5

The Eight Greatest Moments of the Spring '13 Season!

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(NEW YORK) Still sleeping off that jet lag and penning down those preorder lust lists? Before you move on from all matters of Spring ’13 fashion, your Daily got all reflective on the past few weeks to cull eight major moments that brought the excitement this season, presented to vous mostly in chronological order (we couldn't play favorites, after all!). From slaps to haute swimmers to Slimane, there was plenty to be entertained by off the runways. Did we somehow forget the highlight of your past month? Leave it in the comments, s’il vous plait!

Hearst-Conde Shuffles!
Days before NYFW kicked off, longtime Cosmo editrix Kate White announced her departure from the saucy glossy after 14 years as EIC. Joanna Coles was named White's successor, thus bringing former Marie Claire exec editor Anne Fulenwider back to Hearst after a very brief stint as EIC of Conde's Brides to helm MC. Mid-fashion week musical chairs? Why not! 

Carine's Still Got It
After much anticipation (and a Daily cover story!) Carine Roitfeld dropped her quarterly mag, CR Fashion Book, mid-NYFW, celebrating the occasion with a black-tie bash at the Frick. A few weeks later, Roitfeld kept the glitzy party going with “Le Bal,” another tux-and-gown-required soiree for her MAC line during Paris Fashion Week at Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild.

Oscar de la Renta vs. Cathy Horyn
Hot dog, hamburger. Tomato, tomahto. The gist? Horyn dubbed de la Renta a “hot dog” in her Spring 2013 show review. He responded with an open letter in WWD calling her a 3-day-old hamburger. The best part? Apparently, it was all one big, fat medium rare misunderstanding. "I used the term in a professional context, as someone showing off his tricks, like a surfer," Horyn said in an email to Fashionology. "I thought an ad was a little over-the-top." Kids these days.    

Slap Happy
Front row politics got physical at the Zac Posen show this season, when HL Group co-founder Lynn Tesoro got slapped by Jennifer Eymere of Jalouse magazine. The issue? A scuffle ensued when a last-minute slew of seats at the Avery Fisher Hall show were removed by FDNY fire marshals—meaning Eymere’s mother, Marie-Jose Susskind-Jalou, president of Jalouse’s publishing house, couldn’t get a prime perch. Within days, Tesoro filed a $1 million lawsuit against Eymere. Drame much?

Olympians On The Loose
NYFW got a lot sexier (and full of ridiculous soundbites) thanks to daily appearances by Ryan Lochte, who covered fashion week for E!—and managed to get his mug and those abs, well, everywhere. The Olympian made a splash front row at numerous Lincoln Center and Milk Studios shows including Joseph Abboud, Ralph Lauren, and Jeremy Scott. 

Moving the Needle(man)
A few weeks post-Sally Singer’s departure from T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Deborah Needleman left her post as editor-in-chief at WSJ. to head up the Times’ chicest property—though her purported demands, err, requests, including a standalone T publisher, snipping the frequency from 15 to 12 issues yearly, have yet to be approved. T time just got a bit more interesting!

Philip Treacy’s Return
Never one to keep things boring, Lady Gaga attended the Philip Treacy show in London with a little flower power on her head. The show was Treacy's first runway in 13 years and was a tribute to Michael Jackson, with models wearing items from his archives including the iconic jacket he wore in the “Thriller” music vid. A big welcome back to the chapeau master!

Cathy Horyn and Slimane Feud
You’re a meanie! No, you are! Watch out, darlings. Sartorial mud-slinging can get messy on the playground. Exhibit A: In 2004, Slimane claimed Horyn showed preference to his alleged rival Raf Simons. Horyn and Slimane haven’t spoken in five years. Exhibit B: Horyn didn’t get invited to Slimane’s Saint Laurent debut Spring 2013 collection. She penned a review based on digital images calling the designer “disconnected from fashion” and took a stab at “the self-important air of Saint Laurent’s media relations.” Slimane retorted by calling her a “publicist in disguise” and a “schoolyard bully". Horyn is now banned from future Saint Laurent shows. Hiss.

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