VIDEO: “How I Made It” With Fashion Critic Robin Givhan

If you call yourself a fashion lover, blogger or writer and have no idea who Robin Givhan is then shame on you! She’s the first — and only — fashion journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize Award for criticism. Givhan, who’s worked for the The Washington Post and is currently at The Daily Beast/Newsweek, is known for her brutally honest opinion of runway shows (having ticked off a few high-profile designers along the way) — and also for her take on how the fashion industry influences popular culture.

She sat down with to be interviewed for their “How I Made It” video series, which features noted fashion insiders (such as Alek Wek and Mikki Taylor) who talk about their journey to pursuing a career in the industry. In the interview, Givhan admits to not knowing anything about the fashion world beyond what she’d reported when first starting out.

Our favorite moment? In a field, which is often criticized for being superficial and overwhelmed with people in it for the perks, Givhan had this to say about her work ethic: “I’m one of those people where . . . I just keep my head down and work. Any of the other stuff is, you know, it’s fun, but that’s not what I do.”

Watch the full video clip below:

Fashion Critic Robin Givhan
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