The Women of Harper’s Bazaar, 1936–1958 explores the collaborative relationship among Carmel Snow, Diana Vreeland, and Louise Dahl-Wolfe. During their time working together at Harper’s Bazaar, they transformed it into the definitive American fashion magazine, one that informed, surprised, and delighted readers.
Together, Snow, Vreeland, and Dahl-Wolfe sought to provide readers with photographs that did more than convey the details of a dress or suit. With their brilliant colors, arresting compositions, and exotic locales, these images presented an idea of fashion as a conduit to a more vivid existence. Harper’s Bazaar promoted not only clothes, but ideas.