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Glenda Bailey OBE: New York Queen Of The Marie Claire Cocks Supplement

NEW York’s other British fashion queen, Glenda Bailey, is keeping docile feature writers busy, I see. The 52 year-old editor of Harper’s Bazaar has a book to flog, Harper’s Bazaar Greatest Hits (a mere £28.99 from Amazon; or if you prefer, £35.99 from Telegraph Books), and a V&A talk to publicise – September 18. Not to mention ‘Harper’s Bazaar: A Decade of Style’ which runs until 8 January 2012 at the International Centre of Photography in New York. Book return flights now!

In the Observer, a grazing fawner avers, ‘While running the American version of Marie Claire, [Bailey’s] penchant for risk-taking was legendary.’ I’m sure it was. But nothing compared to her pioneering antics on British Marie Claire – I wouldn’t expect any of the newspaper indentured tots to know anything about that time (the 80s-90s, darling); or even to imagine that sentience was alive and kicking even before their own natal birth.

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Posted: 12th, September 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment