A good image is like an open narrative, conveying a world of fantasy, provoking us out of our comfort zone, giving us role models to aspire to, seducing us...
The resulting images, shot by leading photographers and featuring supermodels and super-celebrities, are both entertaining and beautiful.
This week, the International Center for photography in New York was the centre stage of the book launch, with an exhibition featuring 10 years of Harper's Bazaar most inspired covers and very best editorials.
The celebration of a decade of style was a glamorous evening of cocktails, beautiful images and music, attracting fashion devotees from Rachel Zoe to Georgina Chapman, Donna Karan and Terry Richardson.
Harper's Bazaar Greatest Hits
By Glenda Bailey
Creative Direction by Stephen Gan
If you love fashion books check 'Erotic Chic' Fashion images by Carine Roitfeld