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.

Uniformly Speaking: Fashion From The Front Lines

The front line, not the front row, is where it’s at! First responders, paramedics, doctors, nurses, police officers, and military personnel are out there, jeopardizing their health and safety on a daily…

Changing The Speed Of Fashion

The coronavirus pandemic has already changed every aspect of our lives. It is also catalyzing for the fashion industry to rethink many aspects of the business, particularly the never-ending hunger for newness.…

“The Times They Are A-Changing”

So, how does fashion and the luxury market figure into a world that has been turned upside down by the coronavirus? As Kay Unger told me a few weeks ago, “everything that…

Lucky Charms: We Need All The Help We Can Get!

There is some good news. For the fifth day, there were no reports of any new local infections in China. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced a breakthrough in the search for the Covid-19 treatment.…

Living & Working In The New Reality

Below is a recent post that went viral on Instagram and Facebook. With its Zen-like wisdom, it touched a nerve with many people, including Deepak Chopra. There is no one template on…

Editorial: What Is Our Industry Waiting For?

Over one month ago, American brands such as Nestle, Estee Lauder, Proctor & Gamble, Apple, and Dell donated funds, supplies and offered other support to the Chinese, amid their outbreak. Why hasn’t…

All Dressed Up & Nowhere To Go

I just received an email from luxury e-tailer Farfetch: “Great news. The most sought after pieces right now. Shop the edit.” Great indeed, just in time to be going nowhere! Another from…

It’s Not Your Mother’s Fur: Part 2

At the end of “It’s Not Your Mother’s Fur: Part 1” we introduced Jacqueline LeDonne von Unwerth, the New York-based literary agent turned designer who was given her mother’s 1980s Michael Forrest…

“It’s Got Legs”

You would think that with all the greatcoats, maxi skirts, and trousers shown on the fall 2020 runways, legs would have disappeared entirely. On the contrary, they often were the center of…

“March Madness!”

I cannot remember a more schizophrenic season. It is hardly surprising given the current state of affairs. Fashion is a reflection of our society, and the mixed metaphors and ambiguous messages on…

Contemporary Muslim Fashions Exhibition at The Cooper Hewitt

The timing of “Contemporary Muslim Fashions” finally landing at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (February 28th through August 23rd) could not be more fortuitous, coming as it did just days after…

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…