“I looked like a total circus act,” said FOF Marian McEvoy about her style in her twenties. “When you’re 20-something you can do anything. What do you have to lose? I was a clotheshorse… wearing eight hats, 40 handbags, sweaters with three arms, a pant that was a skirt but it was a short, whatever.”
Marian may think she crossed the line from avant-garde to avant-gaudy, but her style impressed the editors at Women’s Wear Daily. They made her their Paris fashion correspondent when she was in her early 20s. She stayed in the city of lights for 17 years working on assignments for the International Herald Tribune, French Vogue, and the Sunday Times of London. In the late 80s she was named editor-in-chief of Elle Decor and House Beautiful in the U.S.
Today, Marian is more ringmaster than “circus act.” She steals the show with her tailored but creative personal style.
“I was 22, I was adorable and I could get away with it.” Marion says. “I don’t want to experiment now. I want to look really good, as beautiful as I can, I want to be able to move in my clothes and I want people not to point at my skirt but to point at me. Look at Marion, not look at that skirt.” -Marian McEvoy