Laurel Marcus

OG journo major who thought Strunk & White's "The Elements of Style" was a fashion guide. Desktop comedienne -- the world of fashion gives me no shortage of material.

“MAD About Jewelry”

Are you mad about jewelry? Then don’t miss the Museum of Arts and Design’s annual “MAD About Jewelry” (through Saturday, 4/30) which premiered with a cocktail and dinner event last evening. The…

Interview with Larry McQueen, Hollywood Costume Collector Extraordinaire

McQueen, whose collection of both men’s and women’s costumes of note, was started in the mid-’80s when the idea of collecting film costumes (pre-Planet Hollywood) was largely underground. Since then, he has amassed approximately 650 ensembles making him one of the largest known private collectors.

Finding a Mate — A Valentine’s Day Tale

Her eyes widen like an addict about to receive a fix as the elevator door opens. Trembling, she turns the corner to the familiar place. Finally, she smiles, inhaling deeply to steady herself — pausing to take it all in. “Let me know if I can get you a mate,” says the shoe salesman.

Subscriber Spotlight: Regina Kravitz

you were the new ’80s working woman and shopped for trendy yet well-designed women’s clothing that brought you from day to dinner, chances are the Regina Kravitz label rings a bell.

New Subscriber Spotlight: “Estelle Chatorrier”

Move over “Emily in Paris” meet “Estelle in New York”! Instead of a fictitious ditzy American with a propensity for dressing outlandishly, Estelle is a pragmatic Parisian who dresses others in her…

The 2021 Costume Institute Gala: New Beginnings

Notes by Marilyn Kirschner Part 1 of “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which opens September 18th, features approximately 100 men’s and women’s ensembles by a diverse group of designers from the…

FGI’s “On the Avenue: The Welcome Mat is Out”

A little over a year ago, Fashion Group International checked in with luxury retailers on Madison Avenue to see how they were faring during the Covid-19 pandemic we now known as Alpha.…

The Oscars 2021: The “Last Word” by Laurel Marcus

#Oscarssoweird! Like an entitled trust fund brat, Oscar delayed his grand entrance to make it live. This selfless act of late middle-to-endish (hopefully) pandemic protocol avoided the Zoom doom of (lesser) predecessors.…

When Airports Were Runways for the Stylish

Airport style – it didn’t use to be an oxymoron like “jumbo shrimp.” After being grounded (like most people living through the pandemic) for an entire year, I recently hopped a flight…

FGI’s Panel On Upcycling Reinvigorates

Was Scarlett O’Hara one of the first upcyclers? “I just saw this in the window and couldn’t resist,” Carol Burnett famously deadpanned in a skit as she pranced around in those iconic…