Fash­ion ed­i­tor, US Bazaar, 1932-1934; ed­i­tor, 1934-1957

Harper's Bazaar (UK) - - Women -

Bazaar’s long­est-serv­ing ed­i­tor – and still the most in­flu­en­tial, with an aes­thetic that re­mains ap­peal­ing to­day – was the Ir­ish-born Carmel Snow. By the time she was ap­pointed, a se­ries of male edi­tors had been at the helm of Bazaar for more than two decades; she brought a more fem­i­nine sen­si­bil­ity to the pages – declar­ing that Bazaar was ‘for the well-dressed woman with a well-dressed mind’ – but also in­tro­duced the bold de­sign of Alexey Brodovitch, a bril­liant Rus­sian art di­rec­tor. Dur­ing her reign, Snow nur­tured a new generation of pho­tog­ra­phers, in­clud­ing Richard Ave­don, Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Lil­lian Bass­man; show­cased art by Sal­vador Dalí, Jean Cocteau and Andy Warhol; and pub­lished the writ­ing of WH Au­den and Tru­man Capote. A fer­vent sup­porter of Chris­tian Dior, she coined the phrase the ‘New Look’ for his de­but col­lec­tion in 1947. She also cham­pi­oned Chanel, Schi­a­par­elli and Ba­len­ci­aga, while al­ways hold­ing true to her own motto, ‘El­e­gance is good taste plus a dash of dar­ing.’

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