Taking It to The Street

With a new editor and a fresh attitude, Harper's Bazaar is taking on Vogue

Being the editor of a high-profile fashion magazine has its rewards: an impressive salary, a generous clothing allowance and at least two trips to Paris and Milan. But there are drawbacks as well: gossip columnists feast on your every hem length and heel height; sycophantic employees copy your wardrobe; and photographers with prodigious egos must be flattered and indulged. And then there is the pitfall of having your earnest editorial pursuits overshadowed by the more tabloid-friendly stories of where you stand on sable or mink and with whom you are allegedly at war.

These are some of the trials experienced in...

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