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.

The Little Black Dress Reimagined for 2020

WWD’s lead fashion story on Thursday, May 28, was “Bridget Foley’s Diary: Forever in Blue Jeans.” Bridget noted that denim was all over the runways for fall 2020. While the designers could…

Marie Laffont’s Artful Derbies

These are such strange times. We don’t need to wear makeup when we go out because our faces are covered, but we do need to wear makeup at home while on Zoom…

The Frankie Shop’s Winning Formula

Trying to figure out what clothing will sell in the future is like reading tea leaves. That being said, one classification of clothing that won’t ever be démodé is practical, versatile, well-made…

The Sears Catalog: Born Again by Jeff Bezos?

There is no shortage of opinions on how fashion should move ahead in our new world. In response to my article, “The Future of Retail: Now What?” a reader offered her recommendation:…

“The Mothers of Re-Invention”

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there, and a shout out to my mom, who turned 100 last week! Gabrielle Coco Chanel reinvented fashion in the early 20th-century. She liberated women…

The Future of Retail: Now What?

We all know the terrible toll the pandemic has taken on fashion, retail, and the luxury market. The big question going forward is whether customers will begin shopping with a vengeance, or…

What Does ‘Best Dressed’ Mean in the Covid-19 Era?

We will most likely feel the effects of the pandemic through the end of 2020. In fact, things might become even more difficult as we head into the winter because of the…

“Holy Moses!”

This pandemic has required us to become more empathetic, more compassionate, more resourceful, and more creative. Rebecca Moses is already all of these things, and then some. The prolific fashion designer, artist,…

Fashion Insiders Select Their All-Time Favorites

If you don’t have your health, little else matters. In the wake of so much unbearable heartache and suffering, fashion seems like a trivial pursuit; but it’s still a part of our…

“In Search of Authenticity”

In anxiety-provoking times such as these, it’s natural to feel threatened and mortal. There’s something reassuring about fashion items that are honest, enduring, and have provenance. There’s a reason why timeless basics…

“Really Impossible Conversations”

The fashion community is finally acting like one! Thanks to technology, virtual face-to-face conversations are now possible. Most of us will never be invited to the Met Gala, but Anna Wintour invited…