Well, at least The Washington Post thinks so as they’re moving their Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion editor/writer Robin Givhan back to Washington, D.C. after nine years in New York.
“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?”
I’m sure this has A LOT to do with all the ballyhoo over the First Lady’s clothing choices. (And The Washington Post being in Washington.) Of course Page Six sees a controversy around every corner (that’s their job) and saw something much more insidious about the move. Then, for fun, threw in some back-biting comments about Givhan and her “excessive” salary demands. Adding just the right amount of poo flinging to that shit soufflé they baked up for the editor.
More after the jump.
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 Timesmen 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 “unnerving” and “startling” cleavage. (Page Six)
Scandal! But what does that have to do with her going to D.C. to cover fashion? Not a damn thing. You can here Givhan talk about Michelle’s style during her first 100 Days in this interview from ABC’s Nightline where a certain, ahem, Snob person was also interviewed.