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.

A Fresh Start For 2021

I can’t count the number of times I’ve reflected on how hard it is – if not impossible – to write about something seemingly inconsequential as fashion, with all that is going…

“Shiny New Objects”

There is light at the end of the tunnel and reason to rejoice. Still, we could all use a symbolic “shot in the arm” when it comes to getting into a festive…

“The 2020 Fashion Look of the Year”

In looking back over the year in fashion, If I had to choose one fashion item that, for better or worse, best symbolizes 2020, it would have to be sweatpants. It was…

“The Joy Of Fashion”

Bill Cunningham famously said, “Fashion is the armor to get you through the paces of your daily life.” Bill’s quote has taken on a whole new meaning as of late. Much has…

Under The Radar: NUANCE

We are constantly bombarded with so many products this time of the year. Most often, the labels bear the same ubiquitous names. The rare times I stumble across something that I am…

“Fashion Reimagined”

Robyn Neild is an international fashion illustrator. For the past 25 years, she has worked with clients like Harrods, Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood, Elizabeth Arden, Hush Puppies, and Victoria Secret. Robyn’s illustrations have…

“The New Cool”

The subject line that accompanied Vanessa Friedman’s ‘Open Thread’ column on Friday, November 13th, was “Let’s Talk about Cool.” Vanessa acknowledged that cool is an elusive element. It is highly subjective and…

Marilyn’s Fashion Choices For Inauguration Day

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as President and Vice-President at noon on January 20, 2021. The traditional outdoor ceremony is set to go. An inaugural platform is already…

“Jean Shafiroff: As You’ve Never Seen Her Before!”

Jean Shafiroff is an American philanthropist, author, advocate, and socialite. She serves on multiple national and regional philanthropic boards and acts as the ambassador and spokesperson for American Humane Feed the Hungry.…

“It Really IS About Time!”

This was the first Halloween that the scary people were those NOT wearing masks. These are strange and unsettling times, and our perception of time has changed markedly in the past 9…

“Will The Real Coco Please Stand Up?”

I can’t stop thinking about Coco Chanel thanks to the blockbuster Chanel retrospective in Paris, “Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto”. Because its opening was perfectly timed with the advent of Paris Fashion Week,…

“For Women Who Mean Business”

When Gabrielle Coco Chanel began borrowing from the vocabulary of menswear, she revolutionized fashion. It is now commonplace. Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe, and Thom Browne are just some designers who…