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.

The Couture Council Annual Luncheon

On Wednesday, September 22nd, Wes Gordon was presented with The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT’s 2021 Artistry in Fashion Award. This popular and well-attended luncheon, sponsored by Nordstrom, benefits the…

New York Fashion Week: Desperately Seeking Something to Wear

In 1971 Andre Courreges made this astute observation: “Major trends which impact society for 7 years or more always begin after a major calamity or a scientific breakthrough. Fashion flowered in the…

NYFW: Five Days, Five Looks

After two seasons of mostly virtual presentations, we will finally have live shows. NYFW: The Shows, organized by the CFDA and IMG, runs from Wednesday, September 8 through Sunday, September 12. Even…

Subscriber Profile: Amy Zerner’s Magical Mystery Tour

Amy Zerner is a quadruple threat. She can easily be described as an artist, an author, a fashion designer, and a jewelry designer. “They all spring from the same source,” says Amy,…

The Cashin Effect: Bonnie Cashin is Everywhere

Bonnie Cashin (ca. 1908 – 2000) is considered one of the pioneering designers of American sportswear. Bonnie’s significant influence is omnipresent, yet she is unknown to an entire generation. Cashin was once…

“The Little Black Shirt”

We all know the delights of a perfect white shirt. But equally indispensable, if not more so, is its black counterpart. All the things that make the “LBD” iconic apply to the…

Ralph Rucci’s Emotional Journey to Paris Haute Couture

Couture Week for Fall/Winter 2021/2022 begins in Paris on Monday. Ralph Rucci’s RR331 is one of a select group invited to show by the couture committee. The last time Ralph participated was…

Marc’s Practical Magic

Fashion is moving in a million different directions. Everything and anything goes. There are no rules. Is it any wonder the customer is baffled? Designers seem to be throwing everything against the…

A Conversation with Nancy Chilton

Nancy Chilton, Chief External Relations Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, announced her resignation on June 4th. Nancy will remain in her role until September 30th, heading up communications…