Glenda Bailey hosted a swanky soirée to celebrate the exhibition's opening at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
Harper’s BAZAAR has celebrated a lot of firsts: It was the first fashion magazine in the United States, one of the first to publish the works of Andy Warhol, and the first to debut the collections of leading fashion houses. In 152 years, the publication has evolved with the times, chronicling the best in art, photography, society, celebrity, and, of course, style. It has reached milestone after milestone under stewardships of the most prolific editors, including Carmel Snow, Anthony T. Mazzola, Liz Tilberis, and Glenda Bailey—all of whom brought their own distinct visions to the glossy.
All this history will be on view at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, where, in a characteristic first, a standalone exhibition has been devoted to a magazine. Appropriately titled Harper’s Bazaar: First in Fashion, the show, which is curated by designer Adrien Gardère, documents all the visual splendor and editorial excellence that have filled the pages of BAZAAR over the decades, making it a beacon for the fashion industry and beyond.
To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, Editor-in-Chief Glenda Bailey—with the support of Christian Dior, Hermès, Schiaparelli, Akris, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Etro, Valentino, Chanel, Ferragamo, Ralph Lauren, H&M, Armani, Christian Louboutin, and Brunello Cucinelli—hosted a swanky soirée, bringing together many of the subjects and collaborators who have made Harper’s BAZAAR the first of its kind. Get a glimpse below.