Words, Images, and Dreams

150 Years of Harper's Bazaar

Above: December 1947, photo by Toni Frissell.

BY: PROVOKR Staff

This beautiful publishing celebration covers the the most memorable editorials, the top fashion models and is filled with dazzling photography. In 1867, Fletcher Harper had an idea for a fashion magazine that catered to the new rich women of the post Industrial Revolution. Inspired by a German magazine Der Bazaar, Fletcher pitched the concept of a fashion magazine featuring the latest color illustrations to his brothers. They agreed. Mary Louise Booth, one of the New York Times first female reporters, became the Editor of Harper’s Bazaar.

Now 150 years later Glenda Bailey, Harper’s Bazaar’s reigning Editor-in Chief, commemorates the humble beginnings and most influential pages. All the good stuff is here from the most amazing photography and shoots of the twenties and thirties through the genius and artistry of more modern names like Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Kate Moss and Gisele Bündchen.

 

November 1929, photo by Baron Adolph de Meyer.
November 1929, photo by Baron Adolph de Meyer.
September 15, 1939, photo by Erwin Blumenfeld.
September 15, 1939, photo by Erwin Blumenfeld.

 

January 1958, photo by Gleb Derujinsky.
January 1958, photo by Gleb Derujinsky.

 

March 1963, photo by Melvin Sokolsky.
March 1963, photo by Melvin Sokolsky.

 

March 2013, photo by Erik Madigan Heck.
March 2013, photo by Erik Madigan Heck.

 

March 2015 photo by Camilla Akrans.
March 2015 photo by Camilla Akrans.

 

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