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Harper's Bazaar UK November 2018

One of the world's most influential fashion titles, Harper's Bazaar has always been famous for its ability to blend inspiring fashion with intelligent features. Harper's Bazaar is for the sophisticated, discerning woman, bringing her a perfect mix of stunning fashion stories, informed arts coverage, informative beauty pages and strong, intelligent features every month.

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kindred spirits

The complex yet compelling relationship between fashion and art, which we explore in more depth in this issue, has long been at the heart of Harper’s Bazaar. For this is the magazine that has published Chagall and Cocteau, and where Andy Warhol started his career as an illustrator. Even in my time as editor (a little more than six years; a relatively brief period for a publication that was founded in 1867) – our contributors have included Tracey Emin, Bridget Riley, Maggi Hambling, Gillian Wearing and Yayoi Kusama; while our latest cover story was shot at the spectacular Yves Klein exhibition at Blenheim Palace. But of course, the links between artists and designers go far beyond their shared landscapes, whether within the pages of Bazaar, or at the museums and galleries…

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MAARTJE VERHOEF Our cover star (right) is captured within the breathtaking Yves Klein exhibition at Blenheim Palace on page 166. Her career debut was opening the Prada S/S 13 show. She then went on to feature in the brand’s campaign while also modelling for Chanel, Dior, Armani, Gucci, Versace and Michael Kors. Born in Amsterdam, she dreams of buying a house on one of the city’s picturesque canals. A memorable exhibition ‘I was once lucky enough to attend a private dinner at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. I had been there before, of course, but it was always very busy. That night I was able to stand alone with Rembrandt’s De Nachtwacht. It was magical.’ A piece of art you’d love to own ‘One of Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dogs.’ An artist would you like to be…

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Three weeks before the Valentino haute couture show in Paris, I went to Rome to meet the creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, at Piazza Mignanelli, the brand’s historic headquarters near the Spanish Steps. The last time I had been there was in 2015, when Piccioli was still working with his long-standing creative partner Maria Grazia Chiuri; the following year, when she moved to Paris to become artistic director of Dior, he took sole charge at Valentino, and has continued to conjure up the dazzlingly beautiful collections that have made the Italian label such a global powerhouse. On this return visit, Piccioli was as calm and considerate as always; the antithesis of a temperamental Italian maestro, even though he was in the midst of creating the intricate couture pieces (each of which…

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Shown at the glorious Italian embassy in Paris, this collection encapsulated the essence of Armani Privé: ‘luxury and perfection’, in the words of Giorgio Armani himself. A more intimate setting than usual offered a closer look at his artistry – streamlined suits and evening gowns in sumptuous satins and velvets, then a joyful explosion of fuchsia-pink tulle and feathers, all exquisitely rendered. Less and more. PHOTOGRAPHS: SCHOHAJA, NICK DELIETO, STEFANO GUINDANI PHOTOGRAPHY/COURTESY OF ARMANI, JASON LLOYD-EVANS, GETTY IMAGES…

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Maria Grazia Chiuri was in poetic mood as she presented her couture collection. ‘Craftsmanship is a dream for a future,’ she said of a show that celebrated the Dior atelier, with cotton toiles of looks decorating the venue from floor to ceiling. These were clothes that could only have been made by hand, with love and respect in every perfect stitch. PHOTOGRAPHS: SOPHIE CARRÉ, ELISE TOIDÉ AND INÈS MANAI, COURTESY OF DIOR, SCHOHAJA, IMAXTREE…

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After crafting the undisputed wedding gown of the year for Meghan Markle, Clare Waight Keller created one of the collections of the season. Her show was a moving ode to Hubert de Givenchy, who died in early 2018: ‘His legacy felt like something that needed to be celebrated.’ Audrey Hepburn crooned ‘Moon River’ on the soundtrack, but the brand’s heritage was interpreted with a very modern resonance. PHOTOGRAPHS: MOLLY SJ LOWE, COURTESY OF GIVENCHY, IMAXTREE…