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.

Freddie Leiba: A Fashionable Life

I met Freddie Leiba in the ’80s when he was Creative Director of Harper’s Bazaar. I recently spent over an hour on the phone with him. Freddie’s discerning eye, innate good taste,…

“Apocalypse Now”

The total number of hospitalizations in New York is beginning to decline, but we are hardly out of the woods. Dr. Zeke Emanuel, a member of Joe Biden’s coronavirus “Public Health Advisory…

“Fashion Fantasies”

As we head into the fourth full week of our new unreality, there has been a rash of fashion-related articles advising you how to dress for being at home. They offer advice…

Uniformly Speaking: Fashion From The Front Lines

The front line, not the front row, is where it’s at! First responders, paramedics, doctors, nurses, police officers, and military personnel are out there, jeopardizing their health and safety on a daily…

Changing The Speed Of Fashion

The coronavirus pandemic has already changed every aspect of our lives. It is also catalyzing for the fashion industry to rethink many aspects of the business, particularly the never-ending hunger for newness.…

“The Times They Are A-Changing”

So, how does fashion and the luxury market figure into a world that has been turned upside down by the coronavirus? As Kay Unger told me a few weeks ago, “everything that…

Lucky Charms: We Need All The Help We Can Get!

There is some good news. For the fifth day, there were no reports of any new local infections in China. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced a breakthrough in the search for the Covid-19 treatment.…

Living & Working In The New Reality

Below is a recent post that went viral on Instagram and Facebook. With its Zen-like wisdom, it touched a nerve with many people, including Deepak Chopra. There is no one template on…

Editorial: What Is Our Industry Waiting For?

Over one month ago, American brands such as Nestle, Estee Lauder, Proctor & Gamble, Apple, and Dell donated funds, supplies and offered other support to the Chinese, amid their outbreak. Why hasn’t…

All Dressed Up & Nowhere To Go

I just received an email from luxury e-tailer Farfetch: “Great news. The most sought after pieces right now. Shop the edit.” Great indeed, just in time to be going nowhere! Another from…

It’s Not Your Mother’s Fur: Part 2

At the end of “It’s Not Your Mother’s Fur: Part 1” we introduced Jacqueline LeDonne von Unwerth, the New York-based literary agent turned designer who was given her mother’s 1980s Michael Forrest…

“It’s Got Legs”

You would think that with all the greatcoats, maxi skirts, and trousers shown on the fall 2020 runways, legs would have disappeared entirely. On the contrary, they often were the center of…