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.

Fashion On the Cuff

There is a tendency to overstate and overthink fashion. Jackie Kennedy looked better in her black t-shirt and white jeans than many, if not most, women who are ‘dressed up’ in designer…

The Race to the White House: Dressing Jill Biden & Kamala Harris

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) presidential nominating convention begins Monday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Like everything else in this strange, unprecedented year, the convention will be virtual. The four-day event will include speeches…

“No Sweats”: Glamour in the COVID 19 Era

The cover story of last weekend’s The New York Times Magazine, “Sweatpants Forever” by Irina Aleksander, painted a doom and gloom picture of the fashion industry and examined what will happen now…

Fashion’s Line Drive: The Rebirth of Fashion Illustration

The “Golden Age” of fashion illustration was from the 1920s through the 1940s. Then photography completely took over. Social media is now giving a voice to fashion illustration that didn’t exist before,…

Van de Wiel’s Art In Black & White

Mary van de Wiel (aka Van) is a multi-talented visionary who has lived in four continents before the age of 15: Venezuela, Canada, Holland, and Australia. Van has led such an extraordinary…

Felipe Escalante’s Leap of Faith

The Tabula Rasa Dance Theater comprising 12 dancers from 9 different countries, was founded in 2017 by Felipe Escalante. His brilliant and innovative choreography incorporates various dance techniques designed to celebrate the…

Ten Best Things to Buy Right Now

In a July 15th article that ran in the Style section of The New York Times, “The Phantom Handbag,” Lou Stoppard reminisced about a black leather Balenciaga bag she never left home…

“Play it Again, Geoffrey!”

Several years ago, the well-respected fashion historian and The Business of Fashion columnist Colin McDowell, asked Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford who they felt was the most celebrated Amerian designer of the…

The “New” Best Dressed List For 2020

Lookonline launched the “New” Best Dressed” List in 2014. We customarily post in June or July, and I wanted to continue the tradition even in these unprecedented times. Regardless of what is…

Virginie Viard’s Divine Redemption

We all agree that nothing can replace live fashion shows. The digital fall 2020 couture presentations brought much-needed escapism. Watching some of the short videos made us dream about getting dressed and…

“Bill Cunningham Was There”

Bill Cunningham passed away on June 25th, 2016. Four years later, Bill’s memory and legacy are being kept alive through films and books. Mark Bozek’s marvelous documentary, “The Times of Bill Cunningham,”…

Faith Ringgold: Activist, Feminist, Artist, & Style Icon

Faith Ringgold is a trailblazing American multi-media artist, feminist, social activist, author, and art professor. She is one of the most significant artists of her generation. For more than five decades, the…