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Cathy Horyn is Annoyed By Fashion's Night Out, The Kardashian Wedding

What we love most about The New York Times is that they aren't afraid to tackle high-brow and low, especially since they unleashed their usual columnists to a bunch of meta-blogs. The perfect example is the way celebrated critic Cathy Horyn hits the ground running on her On The Runway blog. During Fashion Week, she uses it to share cute Tweets, quick thoughts, random moments and the like before her fuller, and more thoughtful proper reviews that run in the actual paper (as well as online). But in the slower months between the annual shows, she can sometimes do a little disappearing act. She's been pretty quiet lately, and we've missed her terribly, but it seems like she's warming up her fingers for Fashion Week. Nearly a week after the Vogue-sponsored Fashion's Night Out announced its plans around the city, Horyn took to her blog to express her annoyance:

Instead of Groundhog Day, the Bill Murray movie, we now have Fashion's Night Out. It never ends. On Sept. 8, designers will be at their posts, just as they were this time last year, and you can go through the madness all over again. This is truly the age of reiteration.

F.N.O. was a good idea when it began, back in the depths of the recession when stores were virtually empty. But now it's become a party, an institutionalized kickoff to Fashion Week, and though it apparently raises money for some causes, I have to believe that the costs of security, crowd control and entertainment, not to mention the traffic headaches, outweigh the actual benefits.

But wait! She doesn't stop there -- she weighs in on the Kardashians:

I couldn't help noticing a Huffington Post item about Kim Kardashian's wedding, and comments from readers professing to be appalled that she has reportedly asked her guests to wear black or white. Actually, thinking how nothing seems far-fetched these days, some of the comments are pretty funny in the abstract. Here are two: "Who does she think she is, asking the guest (sic) to dress a certain way? The Queen of England?" and "Can you imagine waking up everyday thinking the world revolves around YOU?"

I think Ms. Kardashian understands her act completely. Maybe if she has some more spare time before her wedding this weekend, she can design a line of T-shirts printed with those lines.

If this is a warm-up for the spring 2012 collections, buckle your seat-belts, its going to be a bumpy ride.

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