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.

Sukeina Spring 2021: Above The Madding Crowd

NYFW for Spring 2021 kicked off Sunday night. By Tuesday afternoon, it was already a sea of beachy caftans, floaty djellabas, floral printed garden party frocks, utility pants, comfy oversized sweater, tunics,…

Extraordinary Fashion For Less!

My last article’s focus, “The 12 Extraordinary Finds”, was on very pricey objects. They are out of reach for most. But you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to find great…

The 12 Extraordinary Fall Fashion Finds

September is always the best month. It is a time of rejuvenation. The city comes to life, and everything starts again. But not this September. Jason Gay’s article that ran in last…

Jil Sander & Uniqlo: “Reunited And It Feels So Good!”

On Wednesday morning, Vogue.com announced that later this fall, the Japanese clothing behemoth Uniqlo is reviving its critically lauded collaboration with Jil Sander, the “Queen of Minimalism.” I jumped with joy! Jil…

It’s a Tall Order: Height Without Heels!

Vanessa Friedman’s article, “Behold, ‘Workleisure’: What will we wear come fall?” August 20, was accompanied by a picture of several pairs of vertiginous high heeled pumps stowed away in a desk at…

Sarah Rutson: “The Goodbye Girl”

There are two doom & gloom themes you can’t escape reading about these days: the ruination of New York City and the death of fashion. How clichéd! I’m not buying any of…

Fashion On the Cuff

There is a tendency to overstate and overthink fashion. Jackie Kennedy looked better in her black t-shirt and white jeans than many, if not most, women who are ‘dressed up’ in designer…

The Race to the White House: Dressing Jill Biden & Kamala Harris

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) presidential nominating convention begins Monday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Like everything else in this strange, unprecedented year, the convention will be virtual. The four-day event will include speeches…

“No Sweats”: Glamour in the COVID 19 Era

The cover story of last weekend’s The New York Times Magazine, “Sweatpants Forever” by Irina Aleksander, painted a doom and gloom picture of the fashion industry and examined what will happen now…

Fashion’s Line Drive: The Rebirth of Fashion Illustration

The “Golden Age” of fashion illustration was from the 1920s through the 1940s. Then photography completely took over. Social media is now giving a voice to fashion illustration that didn’t exist before,…

Van de Wiel’s Art In Black & White

Mary van de Wiel (aka Van) is a multi-talented visionary who has lived in four continents before the age of 15: Venezuela, Canada, Holland, and Australia. Van has led such an extraordinary…

Felipe Escalante’s Leap of Faith

The Tabula Rasa Dance Theater comprising 12 dancers from 9 different countries, was founded in 2017 by Felipe Escalante. His brilliant and innovative choreography incorporates various dance techniques designed to celebrate the…