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.

“Not Your Grandmother’s Cameo”

What keeps fashion fresh and fascinating for me? It’s certainly not the hype, the hyperbole, the hoopla, the overblown egos, or following the so-called “influencers.” It’s the thrill of discovery and getting…

“The Umbrellas of New York”

For many people, an umbrella is a disposable necessity, an inconvenient appendage, and just one more thing to carry around and most probably lose or ruin. Others rightly see it as a…

Fashion Group International’s 26th Annual Rising Star Awards

The Fashion Group International’s 26th annual Rising Star Awards were held on Tuesday afternoon at The Lighthouse Pier Sixty One on the Hudson. Like many other high-profile events, fashion or otherwise, it’s…

The Fortieth Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon

Over 1200 guests (primarily women) descended upon Central Park’s lush Conservatory Gardens on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the Fortieth Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon hosted by the Women’s Committee and the…

The Artful Style of Lauren Wittels

Lauren Wittels is a dedicated collector of fashion with an idiosyncratic personal style that is intuitive, exuberant, and joyful. The 6’2” gallerist first caught my eye at the Art Show Gala Preview…

The Winter Show 2022 Opening Night Party

The Winter Show’s annual Opening Night Party, held on Thursday, March 31st, was a glamorous evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and fascinating objects to celebrate 68 years of art, design, and history.…

“Notes from Fashion’s Underground:” Albrecht Ollendiek

Design philosophy. “Designing and sewing throughout my childhood was a way for me to channel my passions,” says this cultured, inveterate world traveler born into an art and music-loving family in South Germany in 1963.

“I Want It Now!”

There’s no question that the trench coat is one of the most iconic and enduring clothing items. There are many varieties, but you can’t beat the glossy black patent version in terms…

From the Runways to the Oscars

I selected 10 women from the list of nominees, presenters, and attendees. On the left side of each picture are photos of them at a prior red carpet event. The pictures on the right are my choices — all from the fall 2022 ready-to-wear collections

The NYBG Annual Orchid Dinner

On Thursday evening, New York’s spring gala scene officially returned with the New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Dinner. Held at the Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, it was underwritten by Guerlain Paris, Hearst,…