Kate Betts - Editor, Time Style & Design

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  1. MissMagAddict

    MissMagAddict The future is stupid

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    I really admire her writing, and didn't find her Bazaar too bad; it was really difficult having to follow in the footsteps of Liz Tilberis who is just so revered.

    I think she's perfect at Time.
     
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    Harper's Bazaar under Kate Betts: 1999 - 2001

    During her all too brief tenure as Editor-in-Chief of American HARPER'S BAZAAR, Kate Betts made some radical changes which I think Liz Tilberis would have been very proud of but apparently the masses weren't so crazy about (the majority can be idiotic :lol:).

    The magazine under Betts' influence upheld BAZAAR'S colorful, engaging and cutting-edge heritage with an emphasis on both visual and editorial excellence which made it a pleasure to view, read, discover and learn from.

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    Also check out Kate's Charlie Rose interview from 2000.


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    Here's one of my favorite Betts era editorials. They hit it out of the park on this one:

    "Master Class"
    Harper's Bazaar December 2000
    Photographer ~ David Sims
    Models ~ Kara Walker, Inka Essenhigh, Michelle Lopez, Jenny Saville, Shahzia Sikander, Vanessa Beercroft & Mariko Mori:heart:
    Fashion Editor ~ Melanie Ward
    Make-up ~ Diane Kendal
    Hair ~ Kevin Ryan
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    " The High 80s "
    Harper's Bazaar August 2000
    Photographer: Craig McDean
    Model: Ana Claudia Michels
    Fashion Editor: Melanie Ward
    Make-up: Aaron de Mey
    Hair: James Brown

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  8. Scott

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    you're right. i loved the direction she was taking but not very many people in the mainstream were very appreciative of her efforts. i guess because people felt it was a little polarising for such a mainstream publication...maybe they felt she needed a more commercial balance like liz was able to. but she did take on liz's championing efforts in giving attention to young talent to a new level and featured most of them on those pages.
     
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    I adored Kate Bett's work for Bazaar, she started just as I was getting interested in fashion and I was struck by how unique Bazaar was compared to other magazines competing in the same market. Thanks for starting this thread!
     
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    Kate Betts produced interesting content, but I never got the sense that she was truly an editor-in-chief.
     
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    " Portrait of a Lady "
    US Harper's Bazaar November 2000
    Photographers ~ Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
    Model ~ Charlotte Gainsbourg
    Fashion Editor ~ Melanie Ward
    Make-up ~ Dick Page
    Hair ~ Kevin Ryan

    Undeniable magazine greatness all around. Sure it's Charlotte but celeb shoots do not have to spell artistic suicide.
    ( Now if Charlotte made the cover instead of Uma, that would have blown my circuits.)
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    ^i loved that charlotte story. agreed about the cover. i think that's the only thing i really had a problem with...the covers never seemed to meld with the type of content she went for.

    btw,there's another great story i loved too. the one i believe was in the issue with carolyn murphy on the cover...had all the much-buzzed talents of that season...branquinho,balenciaga,chalayan,adrover and bruce. if anybody can find it i would be greatly appreciative :)
     
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    ^ really? scott, one thing i liked about Kate's covers were they actually reflected the editorial content found inside the magazine. are you referencing the overall mood, theme of the magazine?
    altho i personally loved the issues she produced, i think her vision of making HB more user-friendly, street-smart actually worked against her, esp the way she went about it. Featuring of the minute, yet to be established movers and shakers from the art and fashion world and independent power suit types may have alienated many readers and reflected in circulation. Like you said Kate lacked that commercial balance Liz perfected. Also even when Liz did feature more avant-garde high brow art types she always injected a sense of glamour and fantasy which made it more accessible and exciting for readers. Kate went too Art and not enough Pop, which apparently did not translate into a more street-wise, "of the people" fashion magazine. gee. granted her magazine was more user-friendly!
     
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    february 2001 is one of my favorite issues. the issue is dedicated to American fashion/style, which betts presented with clean, simple, graphic editorials.

    Issue: HB February 2001
    Story: Red, White, and New
    Photographed by David Sims
    Stylist: Michel Botbol
    Makeup: Linda Cantello
    Hair: Guido

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    " New Wave "
    Harper's Bazaar May 2000
    Photographer ~ Craig McDean
    Model ~ Gisele Bundchen
    Fashion Editor~ Brana Wolf
    Make-up ~ Aaron de Mey
    Hair ~ Kevin Ryan

    Victoria's Secret got nothin on Brana!
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    " Pretty in Punk "
    Harper's Bazaar September 2000
    Photographer ~ Craig McDean
    Model ~ Karen Elson
    Fashion Editor ~ Brana Wolf
    Make-up ~ Pat McGrath
    Hair ~ Eugene Souleiman
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    " New Year's Yves"
    US Harper's Bazaar December 1999
    Photographer ~ Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
    Fashion Editor ~ Melanie Ward
    Model ~ Kate Moss
    Make-up ~ Dick Page
    Hair ~ Eugene Souleiman

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    " C'Est Chic "
    Harper's Bazaar March 2000
    Photographer ~ David Sims
    Model ~ Sierra Huisman
    Fashion Editor ~ Michel Botbol
    Make-up ~ Linda Cantello
    Hair ~ Guido Palau

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