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Diana Vreeland, 'Harper's Bazaar' Will Get the Museum Treatment This Year

Vreeland in her office, 1950
Vreeland in her office, 1950
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Following an exploration of fairy tale fashion — reminder, the exhibit opens on Friday! — the Museum at FIT is taking a hard look at a transformative period for one of the country's preeminent fashion magazines. The Women of Harper's Bazaar, 1936-1958 will examine how editor-in-chief Carmel Snow, fashion editor Diana Vreeland, and photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe shaped the publication over a quarter-century into how readers know it today, using photographs, personal letters, behind-the-scenes archives, and fashion representations inspired by its editorial coverage to demonstrate its influence in the mid-20th century

Though plenty of praise has been heaped upon each of these women individually, the Museum at FIT's exhibit will be the first to examine how the three of them worked together. Presented in conjunction with FIT's School of Graduate Studies, The Women of Harper's Bazaar will debut to the public on March 1st and run through April 2nd, so you can check out both the fairy tale and the denim exhibits while you're there.

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