Harpers Bazaar Best Covers

A SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION “BOOKAZINE” HIGHLIGHTING NEARLY 145 YEARS OF ICONIC FASHION, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ILLUSTRATION, 1867- 2011
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Harper’s Bazaar announced the release of Harper’s Bazaar Best Covers, a special collector’s edition hybrid book/magazine featuring iconic covers from 1867 to 2011. Sponsored by Tod’s, Harper’s Bazaar Best Covers ($12.95) is available at Barnes & Noble, Borders and Books-a-Million bookstores around the country.
“A truly great cover requires a combination of premeditation, determination, vision and fantasy. The best magazine covers reflect the times and stay with us forever,” said editor in chief Glenda Bailey. “Harper’s Bazaar has been shaped by so many iconic covers – from the moment I arrived in 2001, I felt honored to protect and build on that legacy.” Highlighting each stylish decade of Harper’s Bazaar’s history, Harper’s Bazaar Best Covers includes: • The Beginning, 1867–1919: Known then as Harper’s Bazar, many cover illustrations paid homage to the burgeoning artnouveau movement. In 1888, the very first photographed model graced the cover. • Roaring Times, 1920s: The age of Erté at Bazaar with dramatic illustrations that captured the essence of the flapper life, tinged with humor and the exotic. • The Power Decade, 1930s: Modern, bold and daring images, influenced by surrealism, peppered the front page and the magazine highlighted the work of contributors such as Salvador Dalí and Dorothy Parker. Alexey Brodovitch introduced the now-classic Didot typeface to the magazine’s logo, still in use today. • Fabulous, Indeed, 1940s: Model close-ups and profiles made for striking covers and echoed the artistic leanings of the day. Louise Dahl-Wolfe brought her use of natural light, movement and location to fashion, shooting 86 Bazaar covers. • The Feminine Years, 1950s: Richard Avedon joined Bazaar as a staff photographer, was famous for his dynamic, stylish covers, conveying energy and elegance. Within the magazine, young artists like Andy Warhol illustrated the latest trends in shoes and accessories.
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• The Swinging Era, 1960s: Mod and magical, the period was marked by bright, bold covers and striking imagery, with cover girls including Jean Shrimpton and Sophia Loren, and for the first time, men, including Steve McQueen and Warren Beatty. • Fashion Shines, 1970s: Celebrity coverage flourished, with Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli and Barbara Streisand gracing the cover, as well as the super models of the day, such as Marisa Berenson and Cheryl Tiegs. • Bigger Is Better, 1980s: The hair, the makeup, the fashion— it was a decade famous for more, more, more. With features like Over 40 and Sensational, it would become a trademark of the magazine to celebrate women of all ages. Madonna made her Bazaar cover debut in 1988, and her style transformations were captured on Bazaar’s covers through the years. • From Supes to Celebs, 1990s: Models and designers reached the height of celebrity, and covers featured artful and unforgettable images Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and Elizabeth Hurley. Princess Diana graced two iconic covers, shot by Patrick Demarchelier. • The New Century, 2001–Now: With Glenda Bailey and creative director Stephen Gan, Bazaar entered the new millennium in style, with a witty, unique view on fashion, and a double-cover concept, for subscribers and newsstands. With cover subjects that include Demi Moore, Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore and Sarah Jessica Parker, Bazaar’s covers grabbed attention – and awards.

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