A BRIEF HISTORY
Since its debut in 1867 as America’s first fashion magazine, the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, first called Harper’s Bazar, have been home to talent, such as the founding editor, author and translator Mary Louise Booth, as well as:
Fashion editors, including Carmel Snow, Carrie Donovan, Diana Vreeland, Liz Tilberis, Alexey Brodovich, Brana Wolf
Photography from Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Man Ray, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, Inez van Lamsweerde, Craig McDean and Patrick Demarchelier,
Illustrations by Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) and Andy Warhol.
Writers Alice Meynell, Daisy Fellowes, Gloria Guinness, and Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd.
When Harper’s Bazaar began publication, it was a weekly magazine catering to women in the middle and upper classes. They showcased fashion from Germany and Paris in a newspaper-design format. It was not until 1901 that Harper’s moved to a monthly issued magazine which it maintains today. Now Harper’s Bazaar is owned and operated by the Hearst Corporation in the U.S. and The National Magazine Company in the U.K. Hearst purchased the magazine in 1912.
Harper & Brothers founded the magazine. This company also gave birth to Harper’s Magazine and HarperCollins Publishing.
Glenda Bailey is the editor-in-chief of U.S. edition of Harper’s Bazaar.