Synopses & Reviews
is Americaand#8217;s longest-running fashion magazine, revered for its style-setting contributions to fashion, photography, and graphic design. Under the direction of Glenda Bailey in this decade, the magazine has maintained its position as a prominent cultural icon. Bailey is known for commissioning dazzling visual features that frame fashion in the context of contemporary pop culture and aesthetics. Shot by well-known photographers and featuring supermodels and supercelebrities, Bazaar
and#8217;s fashion photography is always beautifuland#8212;and entertaining. Harperand#8217;s Bazaar: Greatest Hits
is a collection of more than 300 photographs that chronicle the best fashion of our time. A celebration of fashion, a romp through a riotous and eventful decade, and a banquet of contemporary imagery, Harperand#8217;s Bazaar: Greatest Hits
is also a glamorous object in itself.
Praise for Harper's Bazaar
and#8220;So if you love pop culture and you love fashion, you'll want to pick up a copy of Harperand#8217;s Bazaar: Greatest Hits, a new book thatand#8217;s packed with both.and#8221;
and#8220;The images, taken by some of the worldand#8217;s greatest photographers, are awe-inspiring.and#8221;
and#8220;Itand#8217;s been 10 years since editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey took the reins at Harperand#8217;s Bazaar, and the magazine is celebrating the milestone with a splashy coffee table book. Harperand#8217;s Bazaar: Greatest Hits (Abrams) illustrates Bailey and creative director Stephen Ganand#8217;s tenure through more than 300 colorful images, organized chronologically. The magand#8217;s memorable moments also include essays from luminaries like Patti Smith and our own Arianna Huffington, who wrote about the politics of fashion prior to the 2008 presidential election.and#8221;
and#8220;This book is a fashion loverand#8217;s dream.and#8221;and#160;
Jacques Helleu is the eye behind the House of Chanels enduring image, having explored the meanings of this legendary brand in daring commercials and fabulous print ads for the past 40 years. He has given tangible, glamorous shape to the essential mystique of Chanels perfumes, by bringing together artistic luminaries (from photographer Helmut Newton, to director Baz Luhrman, to actress Catherine Deneuve, and countless others) and masterfully guiding the creative combustion that has resulted.
This beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated volume tells the story of Helleus vision. Stiletto magazine founder Laurence Benaïms foreword puts Helleus grand influence into perspective, and Helleu himself presents four decades of inspiration, arranged from A to Z in themes, including: Allure. Coco. Egoïste. Femme. Goude. Joaillerie. N°5. Newton. Penn. Proust. Rouge. Séduction. Style. Temps. Vitesse. Warhol.
For almost a century, the name Chanel has been inextricably linked to elegance, modernity, and fashion innovation. It was Gabrielle and#8220;Cocoand#8221; Chanel (1883and#8211;1971) who single-handedly made striped jerseys and loose trousers chic, costume jewelry desirable, the little black dress the height of sophistication, and tweed suits a staple of every fashion-conscious womanand#8217;s wardrobe. In this beautifully illustrated book, drawing on the renowned collections of the VandA, fashion historian Amy de la Haye celebrates Chanel as the couturiand#232;re who changed the way stylish women everywhere dress, then and now. She also examines the creative output of this most famous of fashion houses, from its infancy in the 1920s to the present day as it continues to prosper under the direction of Karl Lagerfeld.
Praise for Chanel:
and#8220;This is one book about Chanel that keeps its focus just right.and#8221; and#8212;The Washington Times
Throughout her life, Gabrielle Chanel was close to the greatest artists of her time, including poets Jean Cocteau and Pierre Reverdy, painters Pablo Picasso and Salvador Daland#237;, and composer Igor Stravinsky. The creative heritage of the House of CHANEL has continued throughout the decades, from Gabrielle Chanel to Karl Lagerfeld, in the form of a dialogue established between artists and authors. The impact of these individuals and others on Chaneland#8217;s designs is explored in detail throughout the book. Paintings, sketches, letters, documents, and rare archival photographs illustrate the influence of different eras and inspirations on the clothing, jewelry, and perfumes that have shaped fashion throughout the decades. Moving from the little black dress to the womenand#8217;s suit to CHANEL Nand#186;5, CULTURE CHANEL explores the bold path of a brand that has always known how to express the essence of its times, a fashion house that continues to be an enduring symbol of modernity.
About the Author
Glenda Bailey has been the editor in chief of Harperand#8217;s Bazaar since 2001. She was born in Derbyshire, England, and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2008. Stephen Gan is the creative director of Harperand#8217;s Bazaar and a founder and creative director of the cutting-edge fashion magazine Visionaire. Elizabeth Hummer is the design director of Harperand#8217;s Bazaar.