I was thus very pleased to visit the outstanding exhibition “Harper’s Bazaar. First in Fashion ” at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris two weeks ago.
This exhibition was great because it tells the history of Harper’s Bazaar and how this magazine contributed to shape the magazine industry and format that we know today.
From the contribution of writers and journalists to the works of illustrators and famous photographers, this exhibition showed how the magazine evolved throughout the years and how it succeeded to combine in one place several arts – writing, photography, design, fashion design, etc.
it succeeded to combine in one place several arts – writing, photography, design, fashion design, etc.
The set up of the exhibition was also very impressive, especially thanks to the mix of the museum’s concrete walls with the huge posters and photographs of the magazine.
But most importantly, the aspect that I appreciated the most about this exhibition is how it depicted editorial design and graphic design, how it highlighted their importance in print magazine, because they define a magazine’s identity.
I also enjoyed how the exhibition showed the impact each of its editor-in-chiefs had in the magazine and the direction they gave to the magazine in terms of content, visuals and editorial design.
All in all, this exhibition was very interesting, both through its content and its visual experience. Congratulations for this great work!