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.

Ralph Rucci’s Emotional Journey to Paris Haute Couture

Couture Week for Fall/Winter 2021/2022 begins in Paris on Monday. Ralph Rucci’s RR331 is one of a select group invited to show by the couture committee. The last time Ralph participated was…

Marc’s Practical Magic

Fashion is moving in a million different directions. Everything and anything goes. There are no rules. Is it any wonder the customer is baffled? Designers seem to be throwing everything against the…

A Conversation with Nancy Chilton

Nancy Chilton, Chief External Relations Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, announced her resignation on June 4th. Nancy will remain in her role until September 30th, heading up communications…

Jennifer Féin: Turning Fashion Dreams Into Reality

By the end of May, thousands of graduates will have embarked on their journeys. Not all of them will realize their dreams like Jennifer Féin, a Los Angeles-based stylist, fashion/costume designer, and…

Masks Off, Hats On!

The cover of The New Yorker May 24th says it all. New York feels like Sleeping Beauty, who woke up after napping for 100 years. The most recent proof that the city…

“Desperately Seeking Fashion”

Sandy Schreier is on a mission to promote American fashion. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition, IN PURSUIT OF FASHION: The Sandy Schreier Collection (November 2019 – September 2020), was primarily of…

Flower Power: Let’s Brooch the Subject

Much of New York is buzzing. Thousands have returned to work. Broadway is coming back on September 14th with historic theatres selling tickets to their full capacity. This past week, Michael’s New…

Hats Off: The Merry Month of May!

In Pre-Covid times, May always lived up to its reputation as “The Merry Month”. The Met Gala was traditionally held on the first Monday in May, and the Frederick Law Olmsted Awards,…

“What’s For Dinner?” The Dinner Suit Makes a Comeback

Life is slowly getting back to normal, and we are starting to congregate with others more freely- both at home and in restaurants. If fashion history proves anything, it’s that everything old…

“Talking Shop With Ellen Carey”

Two: Minds, a new multi-brand luxury retailer, will open on Gansevoort Street in New York’s Meatpacking District in late April. It is the brainchild of Jesse Dong, a former buyer at Jeffrey…

“It is Chic to be Cheap”

Coco Chanel famously said, “The best things in life are free. The second best are very, very expensive.” There is irrefutable wisdom to that observation, but I have also found a happy…