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.

Fashion Group International’s 20/20 Fashion Vision for 2020

The Fashion Group International (www.fgi.org) held their Ready-to-Wear Trend Presentation for Spring/Summer 2020 at the Hearst Tower Screening Room on Tuesday afternoon. Once again, Marylou Luther, FGI’s Creative Director expertly edited the…

Fashion Treats: From Faux Pas to Fabulous!

Brace Yourself! Aesthetics have evolved markedly where fashion and beauty are concerned. It’s all about being unique, individual, and perfectly imperfect. The way I see it, one literally cannot have a wardrobe…

The Fashion Group International’s 2019 Night of Stars

Last evening, the Fashion Group International held its 36th annual Night of Stars Gala. Approximately 600 turned out at Cipriani Wall Street for a night of cocktails, dinner, and awards. It was…

It Is To D.I.Y. For

As recent runways have proved, it is all about the artisanal and the handmade. But that generally comes with a hefty price tag, especially where haute couture is concerned. As it turns…

Turning Tricks from the Runways

The actual clothes on the runways are not the only interesting elements of the formal shows. Equally compelling, if not more so, is the mood, the attitude, the way the clothes are…

Out of the ‘Blue’: Fashion’s New Surprising Workhorse

Blue is a cool and calming color that shows creativity and intelligence. It represents meanings of depth and symbolizes strength, wisdom, sincerity, loyalty, and trust. So it’s not surprising that Democratic Presidential…

Louis Vuitton Spring 2020 rtw

The Season of Magical Thinking

The shows for spring 2020 have finally ended. This is a season of high contrasts, contradictions, mixed metaphors, and extremes. It is more about individuality and less about trends. In fact, just…

New York Fashion Week Spring 2020: Musings on the Season

NYFW officially kicked off with the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT’s Artistry in Fashion Award ceremony and luncheon. This year’s honoree was Christian Louboutin. While Christian’s loafers, sneakers, and kitten…

They All Dressed For Bill

Bill Cunningham, who passed away in 2016, comes back with the September 3rd release of Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography. Published by Penguin Random House, it is…

The Marriage of Art & Fashion

Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, the only museum that specializes in fashion, once proclaimed that the smartest thing she ever did was to start the…

‘Curb’ Your Enthusiasm!

Curb link chains add a bit of an edge to everything; even the simplest or most elegant of pieces. They are nothing new. But they ARE being used in new and fresh…