In a case of life imitating art, Harper’s BAZAAR is getting a high-style makeover. Starting in March, the iconic magazine will unveil its redesign — the first in a decade — presenting a more luxurious, archival feel and a larger format. Visually, the results will include more white space, presumably letting page images breathe, as well as an emphasis on BAZAAR’s signature typeface, Didot, shaped in places to echo images.
“Women look to BAZAAR for everything they need to live a fashionable life,” said editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey. “The new BAZAAR reflects the elegance of our past, while looking forward to a fabulous future.”
Representing the new look is March cover girl Gwyneth Paltrow, who appears on two separate covers designed for newsstand readers and subscribers, both shot by Terry Richardson.
The newsstand cover features a lovely, if standard, image of an Old Hollywood-channeling Paltrow, while the subscriber image is pretty daring: Paltrow’s face is unseen, letting her lithe body do the talking.