Marilyn Kirschner
Marilyn Kirschner

I am a long time fashion editor with 40+ years of experience. As senior market of Harper's Bazaar for 21 years I met and worked with every major fashion designer in the world and covered all of the collections in Paris, London, Milan and New York. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories.

Miuccia & Raf: “A Conscious Coupling”

The funny thing about the announcement that Raf Simons would join Prada as co-creative director along with Miuccia is that Raf has been on my mind of late. And it’s not just…

The NYBG Annual Orchid Dinner

Last night, the Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom was the setting for The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Dinner (nybg.org). Underwritten by Hearst, this enchanting event, now in its 18th year, serves…

New York Fashion’s Shiny Objects: Peter Do & Chris Leba

In the months leading up to NYFW, the focus was on eveningwear, specifically red carpet fashion. Daywear was practically nonexistent from the recent 2020 Haute Couture shows in Paris. One of the…

The Good, The Bad, & the Badass

This award season was particularly long and drawn out. At times it seemed it would never end. It finally did last night. There is always a lot of hype and drama surrounding…

“Ralph Rucci Unplugged”

Last week, I met Ralph Rucci for lunch at Sant Ambroeus in Soho. The focus of the conversation was on – what else? Fashion. While Ralph did not show his Spring 2020…

“Super Obsessions!”

Fashion comes at us at breakneck speed. We are bombarded with so much visual stimulation, much which is entirely forgettable. At this point, I will admit to being jaded. So, when I…

Fits Like A Glove

Most of us wear gloves for warmth and protection against the elements but wearing gloves as a fashion statement is much less the norm. Like everything else, gloves have their fashion moment…

“Winter Musings”

What Perfect timing. Just as the third week of the Harvey Weinstein sex trial got underway in New York, the Christian Dior Spring 2020 haute couture show in Paris delivered a powerful…

It’s Not Your Mother’s Fur: Part One

The hottest trend in fashion right now is going fur-free. Furs are a hot button topic and understandably so. It’s not ‘cool’ to be a fan of fur, and to say they…

The 2019 Winter Wonderland Ball

The New York Botanical Garden held its annual Winter Wonderland Ball last evening (nybg.org). Presented by Wempe Jewelers and in support of NYBG’s Children’s Education Program, this event has been a fixture…

The Year in Fashion: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Karl Lagerfeld succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 86 on February 19, signaling the end of an era. Lee Radziwill died at the age of 86 on February 15, and…

What a Waist!

An article in WWD written by Bridget Foley, “Spring 2020 Trend: Waist Not”, October 16th, featured some of the “easy, breezy, unconstructed looks,” which were all over the spring runways. But that…