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.

Out of the ‘Blue’: Fashion’s New Surprising Workhorse

Blue is a cool and calming color that shows creativity and intelligence. It represents meanings of depth and symbolizes strength, wisdom, sincerity, loyalty, and trust. So it’s not surprising that Democratic Presidential…

Louis Vuitton Spring 2020 rtw

The Season of Magical Thinking

The shows for spring 2020 have finally ended. This is a season of high contrasts, contradictions, mixed metaphors, and extremes. It is more about individuality and less about trends. In fact, just…

New York Fashion Week Spring 2020: Musings on the Season

NYFW officially kicked off with the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT’s Artistry in Fashion Award ceremony and luncheon. This year’s honoree was Christian Louboutin. While Christian’s loafers, sneakers, and kitten…

They All Dressed For Bill

Bill Cunningham, who passed away in 2016, comes back with the September 3rd release of Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography. Published by Penguin Random House, it is…

The Marriage of Art & Fashion

Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, the only museum that specializes in fashion, once proclaimed that the smartest thing she ever did was to start the…

‘Curb’ Your Enthusiasm!

Curb link chains add a bit of an edge to everything; even the simplest or most elegant of pieces. They are nothing new. But they ARE being used in new and fresh…

In Praise of Uniform Dressing

The spring 2020 collections are upon us, and yet another fashion cycle is set to begin. Given the way fashion comes at us at a breakneck speed 24/7 (and the busy lives…

“When They Go Low, We Go High”

When First Lady Michelle Obama uttered these famous words at the Democratic National Convention in July 2016, she was speaking about the lessons she and President Obama tried to instill in their…

“Sex Goes With Everything!”

This is just one of the countless declarations made by Bonnie Cashin many decades ago. The fact that it doesn’t apply to her chic and functional sportswear designs makes it all the…