Editor, US Bazaar, 1992-1999
Tilberis had a simple yet ambitious aim: to make Bazaar
‘the most beautiful magazine in the world’. During her seven years at the helm, the British-born journalist with the signature silver coiffure recruited a roster of extraordinary talent to help her fulfil this vision, from Mario Testino and Peter Lindbergh to Kate Moss and Princess Diana. Tilberis’ achievement was all the more impressive as, throughout her tenure, she was suffering from ovarian cancer; yet she never permitted her illness to affect her optimism and drive. Days before her death, Patrick Demarchelier recalled discussing page layouts with her; ‘and she was laughing’.
Below, bottom and opposite: Patrick Demarchelier shots from the 1990s, including covers with Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista Above, from left: Liz Tilberis with Princess Diana. The November 1997 cover
Left and far left: Amber Valletta shot by Peter Lindbergh for the December 1993 issue