TIME FLIES Iconic travel-themed Bazaar cov­ers through the ages

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‘The eye has to travel,’ Bazaar’s fash­ion ed­i­tor Diana Vree­land fa­mously de­clared. Cer­tainly, these pris­matic 1930s and 1940s cov­ers were de­signed to sweep read­ers away to the sun, whether in the form of Léon Benigni’s med­i­ta­tive blonde in her mo­tor­boat, Erté’s dy­namic wa­ter-skier brav­ing the surf, Vertès’ fash­ion-con­scious sun­bather or Cas­san­dre’s mys­te­ri­ous, Dalí-es­que sun­hat…

Right: three cov­ers by Léon Benigni from the early 1930s. Be­low: three art­works by Erté from the same pe­riod. Bot­tom, from left: two Erté cov­ers from 1933 and 1935. A cover by Cas­san­dre from 1938. Vertès’ 1941 art­work

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