The September 2007 issue of UK Harper’s Bazaar has model Georgia Frost on the front cover. Photographed by Alexei Hay, the then 17-year-old English beauty wears a red lacquered-wool dress teamed with a metal belt with padlocks, both from Dolce & Gabbana. This particular issue marked something special for the British edition of Bazaar. It was the first with the new masthead, which all other editions of the Hearst-owned publication were already incorporating. Dubbed “The British Issue,” the magazine was now coming to readers with a whole new layout and design.
Above is a scan of the subscribers’ cover. The newsstand cover was the same image, but with more cover lines.
The team went all out for the celebratory issue. Lindsey Ellison was photographed by Anthony Ward and styled by Alison Edmond showcasing sleek 40s glamour, a timeless look suggesting the history of the Bazaar title. Jem Mitchell captured model Laragh McCann for a punk-themed fashion story with her jumping about a studio wearing heavy fall looks from Givenchy, Salvatore Ferragamo, Max Mara and Miu Miu. For the third fashion shoot entitled “Bright Young Things,” Tesh and stylist Alison Edmond came together to bring us the season’s boldest looks, which took inspiration from that famously decadent, vivacious, English kind of heroine. Model Morgane Dubled was shot at the home of Edith Sitwell. There’s also a feature on David Bailey and friend Don McCullin, where Bazaar complied and discussed some of David’s best works.
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