Every issue of Harper's Bazaar speaks to the varied interests of the discerning contemporary woman who seeks the best for her home, career and lifestyle.
The POWER of PERFORMANCE
GUSTAVO DUDAMEL • “The most beautiful PERFORMANCES have a UNIQUE SPIRIT,” says conductor GUSTAVO DUDAMEL. “That MAGIC—that emotion and connection—is MORE IMPORTANT than technical PERFECTION.”
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The Month in CULTURE and STYLE
CONTRIBUTORS • ON THE MOST MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE THEY’VE SEEN
Artist CAROLINE DENERVAUD on the SHOES that give her a CREATIVE BOOST
TWICE as Nice
Breathing EASY • Why VINTNER and RETAILER Joey Wölffer’s GLASS is always HALF FULL
RISE and Shine • ELEVATE your PARTY LOOK with colorful STATEMENT HEELS
SNAKE Eyes • BULGARI’s Eden inspired SPINEL EMBRACE necklace features a DIAMOND-SCALED riff on its CLASSIC SERPENTI
Package DEAL • STAY ORGANIZED in style with a LEATHER SHOULDER BAG and COORDINATING TOTE
It’s a CINCH • Inspired by an ARCHIVAL STYLE designed to hold five CHAMPAGNE BOTTLES, Louis Vuitton’s NOÉ CARRYALL keeps all your ESSENTIALS in arm’s reach
SHOPPING LIST: First of Fall
The POLITICS of DANCING • For members of the KYIV CITY BALLET, who were STRANDED in PARIS by the Russian INVASION of UKRAINE, continuing to PERFORM has been a matter of SURVIVAL—but also an ACT OF RESISTANCE
From the EDITORS of HARPER’S BAZAAR • BEAT THE SUMMERTIME HEAT WITH THE COOLEST STYLE. We collaborated with emerging labels and buzzy brands for an exciting edit of exclusives. From handcrafted hats to sustainably made sandals, we have you covered from head to toe.
The PLAY’S the THING • Shakespeare’s HAMLET has been endlessly ADAPTED. Playwright JAMES IJAMES’s FAT HAM turns the chilling TRAGEDY into a RIOTOUS exploration of QUEERNESS.
On the CATWALK, Yeah! • The SECRET behind a good RUNWAY STRUT? The MOVEMENT DIRECTOR, an increasingly ESSENTIAL component to CREATING a viral FASHION SHOW.
FASHION AND CULTURE
FASHION, GLAM, glow, WELLNESS • It’s all here in our roundup of new musts
Creative JOURNEYS • LEVEL UP your PANDEMIC HOBBY with a TRIP designed to NURTURE your CRAFTY SIDE
Color THERAPY • After several seasons of safe, neutral MAKEUP PALETTES, this summer VIVID, HAPPY HUES are back. Find out how a SWIPE of CHEERY COLOR, from cobalt to peach to lilac to cherry, can PERK UP YOUR FACE—and YOUR MOOD.
SMOOTH Operators • A summer crop of NOURISHING HAIR and SCALP OILS BOOSTS SHINE, TAMES FRIZZ, and BALANCES SKIN. Here, our favorite SLICK PICKS—and how to use them.
THE PERFORMANCE ISSUE • A great PERFORMANCE can be TRANSFORMATIVE; the greatest are TRANSCENDENT. But they are often also EXPRESSIONS of something DEEPER: an intense PASSION, a dedicated PRACTICE, an inner STRENGTH, a SENSE of SELF and SPACE. They can MOVE us, INSPIRE us, CHALLENGE us, and fill us with ANGER or JOY. This issue explores the POWER of PERFORMANCE from all those vantage points, as a beacon of CONSCIOUSNESS and CONNECTEDNESS in an age of UNCERTAINTY, of shared BEAUTY, HUMOR, HUMANITY, and GRACE.
TESSA THOMPSON TAKES Her TIME • TESSA THOMPSON has NEVER been OBSESSED with chasing MEGASTARDOM. But with her HANDS in MULTIPLE Hollywood FRANCHISES, a thriving PRODUCTION COMPANY, and a DETERMINATION to make SPACE for STORIES that aren’t BEING TOLD, she’s ACHIEVING IT—on her OWN TERMS.
GOING Places • Fall’s easy MIX of monochromatic MAXIS, embellished A-LINES, and textured KNITS is made for MOVEMENT, captured amid the BUSTLING streets and BLUE vistas of TANGIER, Morocco
On With THE SHOW • The RETURN this year of LIVE PERFORMANCES...