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.

From the Runways to the Oscars

I selected 10 women from the list of nominees, presenters, and attendees. On the left side of each picture are photos of them at a prior red carpet event. The pictures on the right are my choices — all from the fall 2022 ready-to-wear collections

The NYBG Annual Orchid Dinner

On Thursday evening, New York’s spring gala scene officially returned with the New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Dinner. Held at the Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, it was underwritten by Guerlain Paris, Hearst,…

Yeohlee’s Practical Magic

Yeohlee, the award-winning designer who has been ahead of the pack for 41 years, showed her Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection on Thursday. Held at the YEOHLEE retail store at 12 West 29th Street…

Kors & Do: A Tale Of Two Collections

Michael Kors and Peter Do showed their Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear collections on Tuesday, just a few hours apart. Michael launched his eponymous line in 1981; Peter Do in 2018.

“The Ascent of Ashlynn Park”

The New York-based South Korean-born former pattern maker for Yohji Yamamoto and Calvin Klein was inspired by the father of American couture, Charles James. Talk about the ever-expanding “Lexicon of American Fashion.”

Subscriber Spotlight: The Incomparable Gladys Perint Palmer

Gladys Perint Palmer’s mottos are, “Inform, amuse, learn the rules and then break them,” and she has been doing exactly that for over 40 years. A Fine Line in Fashion: The Art of Gladys Perint Palmer brings together over 30 original fashion illustrations to celebrate the acclaimed fashion illustrator.

“I WANT IT NOW!”

Sacai always resonates with me. Not many designers can turn streetwear into covetable, wearable art like Chitose Abe. Her Fall 2022 menswear and pre-fall 2022 womenswear collections were shown together one day before the beginning of Paris Haute Couture Week. While it’s not Haute Couture, it’s close.

Fashion’s Line Drive: The Rebirth of Fashion Illustration 2.0

Connie Gray and her art dealer husband, Ashley, founded Gray M.C.A Gallery in 2007. It is recognized as the international leader in the specialist art field of original fashion illustration. The Grays…

“Extremely Cheap, Seriously Chic”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, inflation soared at the fastest annual pace in nearly 40 years in December. Prices are going up for everything, fashion included. In fact, prices are so astronomical it’s easy to become desensitized. I mean, really, I’ve seen faux fur coats that cost well into the 4 figures. You almost can’t get a pair of socks for under $100 these days.

Fashion Runs “aMukluk”

You want to be warm and cozy, and you need thick rubber soles, so you don’t slip on the ice. Sure, you can wear your Uggs or other generic boots, but if you want something with more personality, more unique, and authentic, a better option is to go straight to the source.