Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Harpers Bazaar V&A Special Covers! The June Cover Erin O'Connor in Dior Haute Couture! Xx

Harper’s Bazaar, the UK’s most prestigious luxury fashion magazine, 
has celebrated its successful partnership with the VandA
 by producing another Limited Special Edition cover featuring 
Erin O’Connor in Dior Haute Couture for the June issue (on sale May 1).

For the June ‘New Seasons’ issue, Erin O’Connor also models
 Dior Haute Couture across seven pages of Harper’s Bazaar 
in a portfolio again photographed by Cathleen Naundorf.
The Bazaar cover, photographed by the artist Cathleen Naundorf,
 is only available for sale at the iconic London museum 
in the VandA Shop and online. 
 It is the fourth of a highly collectable series that
 has sold out nearly every month since the unique partnership 
with the VandA first began.
Check our Post:

The May limited edition cover featured a flower-themed 
cover shot by photographer Elena Rendina.
with Gorgeous Bottega Veneta Dress and shoes.

Bottega Veneta SS13
This is the Tracey Emin neon cover
'You Loved me like a distant STAR' 
for the April issue in honour of David Bowie’s first 
album release for a decade and his exhibition at the VandA. 
This sold out rapidly and has since become a collectors’ item. 
Check our posts on the Exhibition:

Harper’s Bazaar and the VandA – the world’s greatest museum of art and design 
- joined forces in February this year to produce two special edition subscriber’s covers, featuring a cover by Naundorf (above)
set behind the scenes of the VandA as the museum prepares 
to move its unrivalled fashion and textiles collections,
 including precious couture gowns, to brand new storage
 at the Clothworkers Centre for Textiles and Fashion Study and Conservation.
Twelve gowns from the collection– including a 
1958 Dior dress worn by the Duchess of Windsor
 (from Yves Saint Laurent’s first collection for Dior)
– were also photographed with their contemporary equivalents 
for a shoot across 11 pages of Harper’s Bazaar. 

You might like to check our Post 
on Hedi Slimane and the Great
Yves Saint Laurent at this point:

 The collaboration between Harper’s Bazaar and the VandA celebrates Bazaar’s
 love of fashion history and the VandA’s collection of high fashion, 
art and design as well as its globally renowned exhibitions. 
 The partnership has been so successful that Bazaar plans 
to extend the relationship by hosting talks, 
private viewings and receptions at the museum.
Harper’s Bazaar Editor-in-Chief, Justine Picardie says:  
“We are passionate advocates of the place that art occupies 
in the landscape of fashion - and vice versa – 
which is why we continue to celebrate the work 
of artists in Bazaar and why this wonderful 
partnership with the VandA works so beautifully.“
Group Publishing Director, Amanda Turnbull says:  
“What defines the best of the Bazaar heritage 
is its commitment to intelligent fashion and thoughtful features 
which the V&A partnership enables through
 access to its rich historical archives and ground-breaking exhibitions.
 This is a flagship brand partnership 
that enables Bazaar to extend its reach beyond the newsstand 
and into the hearts and minds of those who are truly 
passionate about fashion history, art and design.”
The V&A's Commercial Director, Jo Prosser says: 
"We are delighted to be able to offer our customers 
these exclusive VandA editions of Harper's Bazaar.  
We are long-standing admirers of the magazine: 
its original features, beautiful photography and
 unique take on contemporary culture and creativity 
is a perfect match for us   It's a collaboration that our visitors,
 readers and customers are going to love.'
The V&A relationship is just one of a number of 
ways that Bazaar is extending its reach beyond the newsstand.  
On June 15, Harper’s Bazaar - the official media partner 
of the 10th Althorp Literary Festival – 
will host a special event entitled ‘Family Ghosts’. 
Bazaar’s Editor-In-Chief, Justine Picardie, will speak to Julie Myerson, 
Hannah Rothschild and Rupert Christiansen 
about the ghosts that haunt their families.
Until next time J Xx

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