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.

Virginie Viard’s Chanel ‘Lite’

Virginia Viard unveiled her digital Chanel Cruise 2020/2021 collection on Monday. Titled, “A Mediterranean Jaunt”, Viard channeled the luscious Island of Capri. But, there was nothing luscious about the production. Overall, it…

Nicolas Caito: New York Fashion’s Most Essential Worker

The Fall/Winter 2020/2021 Haute Couture shows will take place as a widely shared online event, July 6th through July 8th. Each house is producing a creative film/video that must be 12 minutes…

Predicting “The New Look” In Our Post Covid-19 Era

I read with interest Peggy Noonan’s May 21 Wall Street Journal article, “A Plainer People In a Plainer Time”. Noonan observed that fashion is a leading indicator of the nation’s mood, and…

The Little Black Dress Reimagined for 2020

WWD’s lead fashion story on Thursday, May 28, was “Bridget Foley’s Diary: Forever in Blue Jeans.” Bridget noted that denim was all over the runways for fall 2020. While the designers could…

Marie Laffont’s Artful Derbies

These are such strange times. We don’t need to wear makeup when we go out because our faces are covered, but we do need to wear makeup at home while on Zoom…

The Frankie Shop’s Winning Formula

Trying to figure out what clothing will sell in the future is like reading tea leaves. That being said, one classification of clothing that won’t ever be démodé is practical, versatile, well-made…

The Sears Catalog: Born Again by Jeff Bezos?

There is no shortage of opinions on how fashion should move ahead in our new world. In response to my article, “The Future of Retail: Now What?” a reader offered her recommendation:…

“The Mothers of Re-Invention”

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there, and a shout out to my mom, who turned 100 last week! Gabrielle Coco Chanel reinvented fashion in the early 20th-century. She liberated women…

The Future of Retail: Now What?

We all know the terrible toll the pandemic has taken on fashion, retail, and the luxury market. The big question going forward is whether customers will begin shopping with a vengeance, or…

What Does ‘Best Dressed’ Mean in the Covid-19 Era?

We will most likely feel the effects of the pandemic through the end of 2020. In fact, things might become even more difficult as we head into the winter because of the…

“Holy Moses!”

This pandemic has required us to become more empathetic, more compassionate, more resourceful, and more creative. Rebecca Moses is already all of these things, and then some. The prolific fashion designer, artist,…