Laurel Marcus
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.

Liz Lee: Modeling a Life Well Lived

“It was always Mister Beene, Monsieur Saint Laurent,” so explains Liz Lee in her upcoming book. She was for over twenty years house model and muse to the late Geoffrey Beene. “Only…

Is it A No-No To Wear Kimono?

Who am I? I rose to popularity in the 17th century as the principal item of dress for Japanese men, women, and children, (my name translates as “thing to wear”). I retained…

Beauty & The Virtual Beast

“Today was a total waste of makeup.” Who would have thought that a t-shirt slogan could encapsulate our sentiments in the face of the Coronavirus? The past ten weeks saw many relaxing…

Unprecedented Presents for Mother’s Day

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented gifts – here are a few suggestions that will have your Mom marking the occasion in a style as unique as she is. The best news is…

A Timely Turn for MFIT’s Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse

Tulle and chiffon, crystals and feathers – oh my! From the 1909 debut of the Ballets Russes in Paris with its highly ornamental costumes to the 1930’s-50’s golden age of classical ballet…

FGI 23rd Annual Rising Star Awards

“New talent and new points of view are what drive our industry forward,” said Maryanne Grisz, president and CEO of Fashion Group International as she welcomed nominees and guests to the 23rd…