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Marilyn Kirschner

I AM A LONG TIME FASHION EDITOR WITH 45 YEARS PLUS EXPERIENCE. AS SENIOR MARKET EDITOR OF HARPER'S BAZAAR FOR 21 YEARS I MET AND WORKED WITH EVERY MAJOR FASHION DESIGNER IN THE WORLD AND COVERED ALL THE MAJOR COLLECTIONS (INCLUDING HAUTE COUTURE) IN NEW YORK, PARIS, MILAN, AND LONDON. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories. AS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF LOOKONLINE, I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO USE MY TRAINED EYE, MY WRITING SKILLS, AND PHOTOGRAPHY.

Fashion’s ‘Quilty’ Pleasure

Fashion is nothing if not cyclical. Among those things that periodically have their moment in the sun are quilts and patchwork which were given the star treatment at Viktor & Rolf’s fall…

Ralph Rucci’s Triumphant Return to Paris

He’s done it again! Seventeen years after Ralph Rucci had the rare privilege of becoming the first American designer since Mainbocher to show a couture collection in Paris, he is back where…

“Dot” Com

Polka dots, like leopard prints, are always in fashion’s favor but they seem to have a periodic resurgence every now and again. This is one of those times. They are intermittently showing…

Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2019

Fashion’s Conscious Coupling

Designers continue to challenge gender stereotypes. There is an ongoing blurring of the lines between what is masculine and what is feminine. Coed runways have become routine, and it’s often impossible to…

Remembering Glorious Gloria

Upon hearing that Gloria Vanderbilt passed away yesterday at the age of 95, I immediately reached for “The World of Gloria Vanderbilt,” which sits on my coffee table. Written by Wendy Goodman…

Sterling Rubys debut collection

A ‘Sterling’ Debut: Sterling Ruby’s Florence Masterpiece

The overwhelming reaction to Sterling Ruby’s magnificent debut collection, S.R. Studio. L.A. C.A., shown in Florence, Italy, proves there is a hunger and thirst for clothes that are joyfully exuberant yet brooding,…

Lady Gaga

The “New” Best Dressed List For 2019

There are many ways to define “best dressed.” It is subjective and arbitrary and hardly an exact science. And anyway, “best” lists, which lay claims to the “best in the world” for…

First Monday In June

Brandon Maxwell (Womenswear Designer of the Year), Rick Owens (Menswear Designer of the Year), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Accessory Designer of the Year), and Emily Adams Bode (Emerging Designer of the Year)…