Glenda Bailey on ‘Harper's Bazaar: Greatest Hits’ and the Magazine’s Redesign

Glenda Bailey Giles Mendel
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Glenda Bailey and Giles Mendel at Saks for the Harper's Bazaar: Greatest Hits launch.

Saks Fifth Avenue hosted a book signing to celebrate the release of Glenda Bailey's new tome, Harper’s Bazaar: Greatest Hits.

Set amidst the store's third floor designer offerings, a small gathering of industry insiders including Giles Mendel sipped champagne and chatted with the Harper's Bazaar Editor in Chief/author.

The coffee table book is a collection of more than 300 photographs that chronicle the best fashion from Bailey's 10 years with the iconic publication.

FashionEtc caught up with the magazine maven to talk about her favorite parts of the book, Bazaar's exciting redesign, and New Year's resolutions.

What are your favorite images from the book and your most vivid memories from the 10 years you've been at the magazine?

Oh gosh. So many. Some of my favorites are the Peter Lindbergh Supermodels Without Makeup. I think they look so beautiful. One of my favorite areas of the magazine is called Fabulous at Every Age. It's always meant so much to me and it focuses on the important point that fashion should be about making women feel good about themselves.

What about the redesign are you excited about?

It's thrilling because Robin [Derrick] is really so great when it comes to type and when it comes to a bigger picture. And he is so clever. His work online, I think, is extraordinarily good. To be able to work with him both on the magazine but also online and on social media to get that 360 degrees is fabulous. Stephen [Gan] and I are really enjoying the process, so this is a very exciting time for Bazaar. So on to the next 10 years!

Any New Year's resolutions?

No. I always think if there is something that I want to do or change, it is going to be immediate.

Karl Lagerfeld Linda Evangelista Harpers Bazaar

Photo courtesy of Harper's Bazaar

With the greatest of ease: One of Bailey's favorite Bazaar images stars Karl Lagerfeld and Linda Evangelista.

In related news, check out the Harper's Bazaar Fabulous at Every Age party.