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Harper's Bazaar

Harper's Bazaar March 2021

Every issue of Harper's Bazaar speaks to the varied interests of the discerning contemporary woman who seeks the best for her home, career and lifestyle.

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United States
10 Issues

in this issue

3 min
editor’s letter

As I watched our new president, Joe Biden, take office in January, I was struck by the personal touches in his redecoration of the Oval Office. A lacquered side table, just behind the famed Resolute Desk, was filled with framed family photos. Among them, a bronze bust of labor leader Cesar Chavez, on loan from Chavez’s son Paul. It was a small detail that will undoubtedly mean so much to those who see themselves represented and inspired by Chavez’s legacy as a Latino civil rights activist and organizer. The idea of legacy is one I’ve been thinking about a lot lately and a subject we explore throughout this issue. What does it mean to inherit a legacy? Or to refuse to be burdened by one? To choose instead to move forward…

2 min
why don’t you…?

1 SEE LORRAINE O’GRADY IN HER ELEMENT Opening at the Brooklyn Museum on March 5, Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And, the first retrospective of the pioneering conceptual artist’s career, features a range of multimedia works as well as a new four-part performance piece of character studies. 2 CATCH A LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL In Coming 2 America, the follow-up to 1988’s Coming to America releasing March 5 on Prime Video, Eddie Murphy reprises his role as Prince Akeem Joffer, who, on the brink of being crowned king of Zamunda, goes back to the U.S. to find his long-lost son (Jermaine Fowler). Costar Arsenio Hall also returns. 3 STREAM NEW PERFORMANCES BY BALLETX On March 10, the Philadelphia company is premiering three new dance films on its streaming platform, BalletX Beyond. Choreographed by Maddie Hanson, Stephanie Martinez, and Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, the pieces…

1 min
the buy

IT STARTS WITH THE EYES. The delicate skin under the eyes is the first to show signs of stress and fatigue. But when the area is bright and revived, you look and feel like you have more energy. Enter Clarins Total Eye Lift, the brand’s most powerful anti-aging eye cream to date. Containing 94 percent naturally derived ingredients, this concentrate works overtime to lift and tighten. Organic harungana extract and cassie flower wax visibly lift in 60 seconds* for an instant smoothing effect. Expect a noticeably firmer eye area in as little as four weeks. * IN A SATISFACTION TEST, 80 PERCENT OF 110 WOMEN REPORTED RESULTS IN 60 SECONDS AFTER THE FIRST APPLICATION…

2 min

COLLIER SCHORR PHOTOGRAPHER: “The Importance of Being Megan Thee Stallion,” Page 144 “I’ve been writing and taking pictures for 30 years. For me, it’s about preserving and building on ideas I had when I was younger and less engaged with notions of success or acceptance. It’s to keep the radicality of youth, the desire to transcend specific identities, and, finally, the exuberance of sharing the platform.” JADA YUAN WRITER: “What Martha Stewart Knows,” Page 206 “I’m already part of a legacy: In February, the USPS honored my grandmother Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu on a Forever stamp. She was a trailblazing nuclear physicist who wanted to increase our understanding of the world, and I like to think that as a journalist I’m carrying on what she started.” LAUREN MICHELE JACKSON WRITER: “The Importance of Being Megan Thee Stallion,” Page 144 “If…

2 min
introducing this issue’s music director lenny kravitz

Despite agreeing to curate a playlist around this issue’s theme of legacy, Lenny Kravitz hasn’t given much consideration to his own. “It’s not something I really think of,” says the rock god, who has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. “I JUST WANT TO BE REMEMBERED AS SOMEONE WHO EXPRESSED HIMSELF IN EVERY WAY IMAGINABLE. MUSIC IS OXYGEN FOR ME.” The son of actress Roxie Roker and news producer Sy Kravitz, who was also a part-time jazz promoter, he grew up surrounded by legends like Miles Davis and Sarah Vaughan. His playlist—a celebration of such greats—speaks to their influence on his work. “I started with Duke Ellington’s ‘In a Sentimental Mood’ because one of my earliest memories is sitting on his lap while he played piano,” he explains. Also…

1 min
what to buy and how to wear it

Chicago gallerist MARIANE IBRAHIM on the SHOES that keep her grounded My black Dior pumps are my evening shoes for parties, cocktail events, and galas. I bought them at Nordstrom in Seattle six years ago and was shocked they were available because I wear a size that’s quite popular. When I saw them I found them very delicate. They are so elegant and so refined; they give me confidence when I wear them. The art world is a very male-dominated environment, and when you are the female owner of a gallery who is also a minority, you don’t want to dress like everyone else. The pumps are really comfortable too. I like mixing both the feminine and masculine sides of fashion. I wore them to an event with a tuxedo once,…