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.

“What’s For Dinner?” The Dinner Suit Makes a Comeback

Life is slowly getting back to normal, and we are starting to congregate with others more freely- both at home and in restaurants. If fashion history proves anything, it’s that everything old…

“Talking Shop With Ellen Carey”

Two: Minds, a new multi-brand luxury retailer, will open on Gansevoort Street in New York’s Meatpacking District in late April. It is the brainchild of Jesse Dong, a former buyer at Jeffrey…

“It is Chic to be Cheap”

Coco Chanel famously said, “The best things in life are free. The second best are very, very expensive.” There is irrefutable wisdom to that observation, but I have also found a happy…

Show-Stopping Fashion

Nobody knows when we will return to the opera, theater, or ballet (the NYC Ballet is currently filming productions to stream without audiences). We don’t know when galas will cease being virtual…

A Tribute to My Mother: Celebrating a Century of Style

On Tuesday, March 16th, my beautiful mother, Toby Kirschner, passed away. She was just 46 days shy of her 101st birthday. Mom was the strongest woman I knew. She not only escaped…

From the Runways to the Grammys

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards air on CBS this Sunday at 8 p.m. “Music’s Biggest Night” recognizes the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the year, running from September 1, 2019, through…

Unexpected Fashion Choices for The Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are typically shown in January. But due to the ongoing pandemic, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will air them on Sunday, February 28th. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will…

Bill Cunningham Was There: Spring Flings + Summer Soirées

There’s been a steep decline in Covid cases. People are getting vaccinated, masking up, practicing good hygiene, and safely distancing themselves. Every day is getting a little brighter, and there is a…

“The New Sexy”

On August 28th, 2019, Katie Holmes was photographed hailing a taxi in New York City wearing a cashmere cardigan and bra set from Catherine Holstein’s New York label KHAITE. Holmes wisely played…

In Defense of Skinny Jeans

The subject line in Vanessa Friedman’s “Open Thread” letter on Friday, January 29th, was “Let’s Talk About Skinny Jeans,” and accompanied by a photo showing models in skinny jeans and towering platforms.…