Harper’s Bazaar 150 – The First and Last Word in Fashion

Fashion Studio: 20 October 2017 – 21 January 2018

Display Dates: 20 October 2017 – 21 January 2018
America’s first fashion magazine, Harper’s Bazaar has showcased the visions of legendary editors, photographers and stylists and featured the works of noted writers since 1867. From its beginnings as a broadsheet aimed at the rising leisure class, the publication has since transformed into a magazine devoted to examining the lives of women through the lens of fashion. In 0ctober 1929 the first British edition of Harper’s Bazaar was published which helped to promote British talent including designers, photographers and artists. In celebration of the magazine’s 150th anniversary, this display highlights key moments and images in Bazaar’s history. Photographers whose work features in the display alongside Louise Dahl-Wolfe include Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman, Cecil Beaton, Toni Frissell, Baron de Meyer, Genevieve Naylor, Karen Radkai, Man Ray and Norman Parkinson alongside contemporary contributors.

Images: Harper’s Bazaar, October 1929 – the first-ever UK edition of the magazine first published in 1867. From the Collection of Terence Pepper. Harper’s Bazaar, UK edition, May 2017.

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