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Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Look? Harper's Bazaar Does Not Understand Fashion. Or Women.

In the February 2012 issue of Harper's Bazaar, there was a feature celebrating Dior's New Look fashions for Spring. Then a month later, in March, the magazine's big Spring Issue, the cover features The New Look on Gwyneth Paltrow...



Doesn't bring to mind Christian Dior's iconic look, does it.

After paging through over 100 advertising pages (including several faux table of contents pages) to get to the real table of contents on page 128, you then can find out where to see this year's New Look for Spring -- beginning on page 346.


(Above is one of the many fake contents pages -- note the tiny word "promotion" at the top.)

After struggling to find numbered pages (those little numbers would destroy the ads!), you see this:



Not at all Dior's New Look. And after all that work, I feel like that model looks: Exhausted and disappointed.

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