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Harper's Bazaar UK December 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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our cover star and Actress of the Year Keira Knightley (page 160).Gemma Arterton, Bazaar’s winner for Outstanding Performance (page 188)We started the year inspired by the clarion cry of the suffragist Millicent Fawcett – ‘Courage calls to courage everywhere, and its voice cannot be denied’ – and as the ensuing months have proved, this message remains as relevant now as it was a century ago, when the long campaign for women’s right to vote achieved its first, partial success. In recent weeks, what has become known as the Me Too movement has reached its first anniversary – and as I write this, I am struck by how painfully slow the changes have been when it comes to gender equality, and how brutal the arguments continue to be about what does,…

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NICOLE ATIENODraped in red satin and veiled with crystals, our Breakthrough Model of the Year (above) is a vision in haute couture on page 220. The first black model to open a Gucci show, she has walked for the brand 10 times in a row, as well as appearing on the catwalk for the world’s leading brands in the latest S/S 19 collections.Your woman of the year ‘Oprah, because she has taught me so much. I’ve been listening to her podcast and now I see the world from a more positive perspective.’A woman who has inspired you ‘Naomi Campbell is my absolute idol. Her love and passion for her work is incredible.’A woman you call to have fun with ‘My agent Veronique Kern – she’s my second mum. Whenever I…

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Karl Lagerfeld was in a literal mood this season: in the vast space of Paris’ Grand Palais, there was a cruise liner, La Pausa, named after Coco Chanel’s villa in the South of France. Chanel was, of course, the first designer to make clothes for wealthy clients to wear on holiday – you could say the whole thing started with her (as you could with so many other things). Anyway, this was a collection designed for sailing round the Mediterranean: sailor pants, nautical motifs and lifebelt bags included.PHOTOGRAPHS: OLIVIER SAILLANT AND BENOÍT PEVERELLI/COURTESY OF CHANEL, MOLLY SJ LOWE ■…

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It rained in torrents, but that didn’t deter the escaramuza – eight extraordinary rodeo riders, flown in from Mexico and dressed in Dior – who galloped through the show space in Chantilly before models began to walk. As a nod to female strength and empowerment, it was a statement – the same could be said about so much of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s work for the house to date. This collection was powerful, elegant and desirable: who could ask for anything more?PHOTOGRAPHS: © MORGAN O’DONOVAN AND ELISE TOÏDÉ/COURTESY OF DIOR, REX FEATURES ■…

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Continuing his cruise journey round the world’s most extraordinary architecture, Nicolas Ghesquière brought the Louis Vuitton show to the Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul de Vence. ‘What is it today to be an original?’ he asked of a collection that was inspired by artistic eccentricity. Playful, colourful and eclectic, it could only have come from his imagination – sportswear touches and Eighties influences abounded, executed with an authority and know-how that owed everything to this most exacting of houses.PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF LOUIS VUITTON, GETTY IMAGES ■…

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Elton John may have performed at the after party, but it is Alessandro Michele who is the ultimate showman. The venue for his cruise presentation? Alyscamps burial ground outside Arles, a Unesco World Heritage Site lined with the stone sarcophagi of Roman rulers, dark and hauntingly eerie. Bells tolled, incense burned, candles flickered – and a line of fire illuminated the catwalk as models emerged from the ruins of a chapel in wreaths of mist. Clothes could easily look like an afterthought, given all this – but the sensory pile-up that has come to epitomise Gucci seemed to have extra resonance here.PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF GUCCI, © DAN AND CORINA LECCA/COURTESY OF GUCCI, GETTY IMAGES ■…