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.

“The New Sexy”

On August 28th, 2019, Katie Holmes was photographed hailing a taxi in New York City wearing a cashmere cardigan and bra set from Catherine Holstein’s New York label KHAITE. Holmes wisely played…

In Defense of Skinny Jeans

The subject line in Vanessa Friedman’s “Open Thread” letter on Friday, January 29th, was “Let’s Talk About Skinny Jeans,” and accompanied by a photo showing models in skinny jeans and towering platforms.…

Subscriber Spotlight: “Being Anya”

Reinvention is the name of the game, but clearly, not everyone finds their true calling and hits their stride when they are in their 60’s. Actress/model Anya Barkin (subscriber to Lookonline since…

Sterling Ruby’s Haute Ode to Americana

Sterling Ruby was invited to be a guest designer by the Federation Haute Couture et de la Mode, making the renowned and prolific American contemporary artist the first American Haute Couture designer…

Alber’s Spirited Return to Fashion

Many would argue that it’s a challenging time to launch a high-end luxury line. Alber Elbaz thinks it’s a perfect time to do so. As he put it, “When things are not…

Daniel Roseberry’s Deliciously Irreverent Haute Couture

It’s been almost one year since the world was turned upside down by the pandemic. Amid all the chaos, turbulence, and despair, fashion’s relevance has been a continual topic of discussion. Yet,…

A Fresh Start For 2021

I can’t count the number of times I’ve reflected on how hard it is – if not impossible – to write about something seemingly inconsequential as fashion, with all that is going…

“Shiny New Objects”

There is light at the end of the tunnel and reason to rejoice. Still, we could all use a symbolic “shot in the arm” when it comes to getting into a festive…

“The 2020 Fashion Look of the Year”

In looking back over the year in fashion, If I had to choose one fashion item that, for better or worse, best symbolizes 2020, it would have to be sweatpants. It was…

“The Joy Of Fashion”

Bill Cunningham famously said, “Fashion is the armor to get you through the paces of your daily life.” Bill’s quote has taken on a whole new meaning as of late. Much has…

Under The Radar: NUANCE

We are constantly bombarded with so many products this time of the year. Most often, the labels bear the same ubiquitous names. The rare times I stumble across something that I am…

“Fashion Reimagined”

Robyn Neild is an international fashion illustrator. For the past 25 years, she has worked with clients like Harrods, Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood, Elizabeth Arden, Hush Puppies, and Victoria Secret. Robyn’s illustrations have…