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.

MAD About Jewelry 2021 Opening Benefit Preview

On Monday evening, jewelry enthusiasts assembled at the Museum of Arts and Design to celebrate the MAD About Jewelry 2021 Opening Benefit Preview. MAD About Jewelry is the ultimate 5-day pop-up shop…

“Breathless!”

The holiday season has barely gotten underway, and I’m already ‘over’ the obligatory beads, sequins, and anything that looks like tinsel. What I’m not bored with is great design, particularly when infused…

“Three Inches Never Felt So Good!”

Grace Coddington, the legendary Vogue editor, once remarked, “It’s all about hair and shoes.” If a photographer cropped either one out of her shot, Grace felt the image could never be impactful.…

Mona Thalheimer Hears Her True Calling

I’ve been thinking a lot about the term “Fashion Icon,” and I always go back to the same thing. In my opinion, this title is reserved for individuals with so much instinctive…

Fashion(?) at the 2021 CFDA Awards

After a two-year hiatus, the 2021 CFDA Awards were back and live from Manhattan. They were held last night at The Pool + Grill in the former Four Seasons Restaurant. This event…

Fashion Icon or Fabulous Clothes Horse?

On November 10, Zendaya Coleman will become the 14th and youngest recipient of the CFDA Fashion Icon Award. Zendaya is a triple threat: she sings, dances and acts. She is drop-dead gorgeous,…

New York Evening Hours: A Tale of Two Balls

When a ‘ball’ is sponsored by the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), and Machine Dazzle, who once described his look as “grotesque and kind of gross,” serves as host, the last…

Cheap Thrills 2.0

The 2022 Spring Ready-to-Wear Collections are over. The question is, what are we going to wear now? I thought this would be a good time to focus on good-looking, versatile pieces to…

The Fashion Group International 2021 Night of Stars Gala

Last night over 300 guests descended on Cipriani South Street to celebrate Fashion Group International’s annual Night of Stars. Now in its 37th year – and following a two-year hiatus – the…

The Spring 2022 Collections: A Celebration In Mediocrity

There’s always a disconnect between reality and the runway, but it is much more exaggerated this season. There’s been an ongoing discourse about how much the world, and all of us, have…

Helmut Lang 2.0, Revisited

Helmut Lang is fashion’s first minimalist. The 65-year-old artist is known for his utilitarian, unisex, deconstructionist, and minimal aesthetic. In Helmut’s hands, minimalism was exciting and edgy, never dull. His sexually charged…