Marilyn Kirschner

I AM A LONG TIME FASHION EDITOR WITH 45 YEARS PLUS EXPERIENCE. AS SENIOR MARKET EDITOR OF HARPER'S BAZAAR FOR 21 YEARS I MET AND WORKED WITH EVERY MAJOR FASHION DESIGNER IN THE WORLD AND COVERED ALL THE MAJOR COLLECTIONS (INCLUDING HAUTE COUTURE) IN NEW YORK, PARIS, MILAN, AND LONDON. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories. AS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF LOOKONLINE, I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO USE MY TRAINED EYE, MY WRITING SKILLS, AND PHOTOGRAPHY.

The Campy Extravagance of Victor De Souza

In 2009 he launched his eponymous line in New York. Victor was first introduced to beautiful (and costly) things at a very young age and credits his grandmother (who had an enviable…

For What’s It Worth

High fashion undeniably comes with astronomically high prices. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t bargains to be found. And who amongst us doesn’t love a bargain? Once again, I have selected an…

The Reluctant Bride

The most notable takeaway from Bridal Week Spring/Summer 2020 is the way it increasingly echos ready-to-wear. Bridal wear designers (most of whom ready-to-wear design collections) are intent on challenging the status quo,…

Alber Elbaz: True Genius

There’s no question that Alber Elbaz is a bonafide creative genius. His designs have always been the definition of ‘modern’ not only because of his couture like, technical mastery but his ability…

“The Fashion Funnies”

In this past weekend’s The New York Times, there was a special 12 page section, “The Funny Issue” which came with an editor’s note: “This section is not appropriate for grown-ups”. Naturally,…

“Fooled-Ya!”

In honor of April 1st, April Fools’ Day, I wanted to revisit one of my favorite techniques, trompe l’oeil, which literally translates to “fool the eye”. Of course, that’s just only one…