It has been said that before the triumvirate of Bazaar's visionary editor-in-chief Carmel Snow, the iconoclastic fashion editor and style arbiter Diana Vreeland, and the pioneering photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American style did not exist.
Now, their astonishingly creative 22-year working relationship at the helm of the magazine is examined in a new exhibition at the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.
Among the exhibits are original copies of Bazaar US, photographs and documents, copper plates and colour proofs, personal notes from Carmel Snow and archive designer pieces displayed against blown-up images of the shoots they appeared in. The exhibition also looks forward to the magazine's 150th anniversary next year, as its status as a global leader of fashion continues to be shaped by a new generation of extraordinary talents. Essential viewing for any serious student of style.
'The Women of Harper's Bazaar: 1936–1958' is on at the Museum at FIT (Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York City, USA). Tuesday to Friday: 12pm to 8pm; Saturday: 10am to 5pm.
Via Harper's Bazzar UK