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Carmel White Snow

George Hoyningen-Huene, 04 Sep 1900 - 12 Sep 1968
Carmel White Snow, 21 Aug 1887 - 7 May 1961
Gelatin silver print
Image: 27.6 x 21.8cm (10 7/8 x 8 9/16")
Sheet: 29.7 x 23.8cm (11 11/16 x 9 3/8")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6cm (22 x 16")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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Exhibition Label
As Harper's Bazaar's editor-in-chief, Carmel Snow transformed the magazine from a faltering enterprise to a thriving pace-setter in fashion publishing. In the process, Snow herself became a major arbiter in women's fashion. The mere fact of her appearance at a dress-collection showing was enough to send a designer's spirits soaring, and she was widely credited with winning American women over to such French designers such as Dior and Balenciaga.
Under Snow's leadership, Harper's Bazaar developed a look that was the admiration of the entire magazine industry. A large part of that look was owing to the photographers she recruited. Chief among them was George Hoyningen-Huene, who made this likeness of her and was one of the most innovative fashion photographers of his time.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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