For this week's flashback series, we're taking another look back at Harper's Bazaar. The October 2005 issue of the American edition has Charlize Theron on the front cover, photographed by Peter Lindbergh. Charlize wears a black dress from John Galliano's haute couture collection for Christian Dior with jewelry also from the French fashion house (the star's first ads for Dior's J'adore fragrance had just come out).
Not only do we get a fabulous cover shot with Charlize, we also see a cover story which consists of seven images of the actress wearing a range of creations from Giorgio Armani Privé, Valentino, Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier and Givenchy. The final shot is of Charlize wearing a black and pink Edwardian-style gown from Chanel, which has always been a favorite image of mine. It's one of those pictures where the fashion actually takes center stage (even with a beautiful woman like Charlize wearing it).
Also inside the 304-page issue is an editorial from Bazaar regular Greg Kadel who shot Inguna Butane for a 60s-inspired story. Julia Stegner is photographed by Anthony Ward for a more modern take on the trends and we also see an article with Nicolas Ghesquiére. There really is something for everyone!
Surprisingly, our forums didn't have a thread for this particular issue, so one has been started here.