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.

Subscriber Spotlight: Regina Kravitz

If 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…

Panel Discussion: Fashion & the First Lady

“Fashion is nonpolitical and nonpartisan,” Oscar de la Renta (who dressed nearly every first lady of the last half-century) famously said. On Friday afternoon I was invited to watch a Zoom presentation…

Fashion Gift Guide For The Holidays

No galas! No luncheons! No endless outfit changes! No rushing around like a headless chicken trying to juggle everything into a two week period of non-stop festivities! Nothing that actually signals the…