DEMI MOORE MARK SELIGER
Dress Demi Moore in a satin organza dress and Alexander McQueen Python shoes. Take her out to the desert. Put her on a spiralling staircase that spirals to nowhere (because that’s the kind of prop you have to hand on this kind of shoot). Oh, and throw in a giraffe.
Fashion doesn’t have to be about excess but, let’s be honest, it can be so much fun when it is. This 2010 cover of the American fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar was for the magazine’s subscribers only. It’s now being shared in a new book that celebrates 150 years of the magazine’s history.
It’s a richly storied one. In the 19th century the magazine published stories by Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy. Man Ray, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Truman Capote and Andy Warhol were all contributors at one time or another and the magazine was home to the genius that was art director Alexey Brodovitch.
And its gilded past has a gilded present. This century the magazine under the editorship of Glenda Bailey has gone from strength to strength. Hence this Mark Seliger image.
Oh, and just so you know, according to Demi Moore, the giraffe had bad breath.
Harper’s Bazaar: 150 Years: the Greatest Moments by Glenda Bailey is published by Abrams next week, priced £40