Thursday, 15 September 2011

A Decade of Fashion and Style

If you love fashion, there's nothing more appealing than to go through the glossy pages of a magazine checking out the styling editorials.

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... 

Harper's Bazaar Greatest Hits is the new tome released by Glenda Bailey, the US Editor-in-Chief since 2001, who is well-known for her elaborate visual productions.

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
(£39.99, Abrams)

If you love fashion books check 'Erotic Chic' Fashion images by Carine Roitfeld