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” 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…

Tyler Ellis Continues The Perry Ellis Legacy

Perry Ellis was openly gay. His partner was a man named Laughlin Barker. Perry asked Barbara Gallagher, a longtime friend, and T.V. writer-producer, in her 40’s to have a child with him…

The Future of the Calvin Klein Collection

It is a transformative and challenging time for fashion. Authenticity, legacy, and branding are more important than ever. Calvin Klein was once a great American heritage brand. Like Ralph Lauren, it is…

Francisco Costa’s Scents & Sensibility

Scent is the only sense that directly links us to emotions and memories. It helps transport us and ease our anxieties. Since the pandemic, scent has become even more critical. On June…

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…