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.

“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…

Trick Or Treat: Let’s Have Some Fun With Halloween!

The connection between fashion and Halloween is obvious. The lines are often blurred between what is a costume and what is wearable. Furthermore, some designers have an ongoing obsession with the macabre,…

Offbeat, Eccentric, & Quirky: Musings On Spring 2021

On Friday, Dries Van Noten opened a 16 room 85,000 square foot store in Los Angeles. It’s the former site of the Opening Ceremony. The designer told WWD’s Booth Moore that one…

Spring 2021: What’s Modern Now?

The Spring 2021 collections are now underway in Paris, the last leg of their four cities “tour.” Even with a vaccine in place by early 2021, we won’t be resuming our normal…

The Color Of Money

The focus of the fashion world is on Spring 2021. Thus far, one of the biggest stories of the season is the embrace of escapism and joyful optimism in the form of…

Sukeina Spring 2021: Above The Madding Crowd

NYFW for Spring 2021 kicked off Sunday night. By Tuesday afternoon, it was already a sea of beachy caftans, floaty djellabas, floral printed garden party frocks, utility pants, comfy oversized sweater, tunics,…

Extraordinary Fashion For Less!

My last article’s focus, “The 12 Extraordinary Finds”, was on very pricey objects. They are out of reach for most. But you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to find great…

The 12 Extraordinary Fall Fashion Finds

September is always the best month. It is a time of rejuvenation. The city comes to life, and everything starts again. But not this September. Jason Gay’s article that ran in last…

Jil Sander & Uniqlo: “Reunited And It Feels So Good!”

On Wednesday morning, Vogue.com announced that later this fall, the Japanese clothing behemoth Uniqlo is reviving its critically lauded collaboration with Jil Sander, the “Queen of Minimalism.” I jumped with joy! Jil…

It’s a Tall Order: Height Without Heels!

Vanessa Friedman’s article, “Behold, ‘Workleisure’: What will we wear come fall?” August 20, was accompanied by a picture of several pairs of vertiginous high heeled pumps stowed away in a desk at…

Sarah Rutson: “The Goodbye Girl”

There are two doom & gloom themes you can’t escape reading about these days: the ruination of New York City and the death of fashion. How clichéd! I’m not buying any of…