Entry in progress—B.P.
Wikipedia: The List: What’s In and Out
The List: What’s In and Out is a U.S. pop culture list published annually by The Washington Post newspaper, on or near New Year’s Day in the Style section. It was started by the paper’s fashion editor, Nina Hyde, in 1977, and tended to by various former and current Post writers after Hyde’s death in 1990, including Martha Sherrill, Cathy Horyn and Robin Givhan.
The list has been criticized for being mostly or completely subjective.
18 January 1974, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), “Moussaka is in better taste than prime rib” by Janet Beighle French, pg. 7-B, col. 1:
Coq au vin and chicken with green peppercorns are “out,” reports a recent issue of Women’s Wear Daily, arbiter of style.
A colleague gifted us with the “in"and “out” list.
Fashion’s Most Angry Fella
When John Fairchild, the tyrannical, mischievous editor in chief of Women’s Wear Daily and founder of W magazine, stepped down from his Fairchild Publications throne, in 1997, it was supposed to be a clean break. Fifteen years later, at the age of 85, the onetime terror of the fashion industry is still stirring the pot. At his chalet in Gstaad, where Fairchild lives with his wife, Jill, Meryl Gordon hears about his tumultuous reign, his legendary feuds, and the latest objects of his ire.
BY MERYL GORDON
He popularized the phrase “fashion victim” and created the capricious and much-copied “In and Out” list.
New York magazine—The Cut
February 27, 2015 3:20 p.m.
THE CHICEST SAVAGE
John Fairchild Turned Designers Into Celebrities
By Véronique Hyland
When longtime Women’s Wear Daily editor John Fairchild passed away today at 87, the paper was the first to report the news. Mr. Fairchild, as everyone called him, was a proponent of being the first at everything.
He also cannily covered high society, creating the “Eye” column and an “In and Out” list.
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