For the second consecutive season, reporters at The New York Times were not invited to cover Carolina Herrera‘s show. On Monday morning, Cathy Horyn informed her readers that she had a little extra time to blog, since Herrera has continued her ban. Trip Gabriel, style editor, told WWD that, “we’re disappointed Mrs. Herrera doesn’t want our reporters to cover her collections.” Meanwhile, Phoebe Gubelmann, director of communications for the designer, was also tight-lipped. “They were not there because they were not invited.”
Herrera’s cold shoulder toward the Times began when Horyn wrote on Feb. 7, 2006, that Herrera’s fall collection was “remarkably irrelevant.” She added, “I can’t imagine her wearing these clothes: print dresses in pool shades of aqua (with black tights, to boot) and rusty wool suits with fussy collars or ruched yokes and sleeves that looked trussed rather than finessed. With a ruched garment, do you really want to see the strings?” Ouch. Well, there’s always next season.