Hedi Slimane Writes Open Twitter Letter to Banned Cathy Horyn

Hedi Slimane recently debuted his first collection for the now renamed 'Saint Laurent Paris' label, and he banned New York Times fashion writer Cathy Horyn from her usual front row spot, allegedly following a harsh review she wrote years ago. Cathy took to her blog to explain the situation, writing:

Despite positive reviews of his early YSL and Dior collections, as well as a profile, Mr. Slimane objected bitterly to a review I wrote in 2004 — not about him but Raf Simons. Essentially I wrote that without Mr. Simons’s template of slim tailoring and street casting, there would not have been a Hedi Slimane...Anyway, Mr. Slimane insisted that he was the first to show the skinny suit. It was a silly debate. Who cares? As time went on, he also felt (as best as I can tell) that I gave preference to Mr. Simons in my coverage of the men’s shows. If I gave him attention, it was because his work and my reporting into the key early part of his career merited it. I haven’t spoken to Mr. Slimane in five years. 
Now that Hedi is once again a creative director, he's taking aim at Horyn and wrote a revenge-filled open letter which he posted on twitter. He takes aim at her low book sales, poor writing skills and calls her out for being a publicist in disguise, amongst other things. Below is his full letter:


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