I found a solitary UK Harpers & Queen from 1978 languishing in our attic just before we moved. (Cost: 75p. Spine message: “The World’s Most Intelligent Glossy Magazine.” The beautiful cover was shot by Tony McGee, and the model is wearing a pink chiffon dress by Salvador from Harvey Nichols for the grand total of £235.
The masthead is a particular treasure trove for any magazine industry employee (Stephen Quinn! Liz Walker! Min Hogg!) , and the photography a reminder that not everyone in the late 70s was a punk or wore flares.
Amazing photographic illustration by Stuart Macleod for this beauty story by Leslie Kenton:
This story was shot by the late Terence Donovan:
Left: Cerruti. Middle: Armani. Right: Jean-Claude de Luca from Joseph.
All shoes by Manolo Blahnik
Left: Dress in biscuit gazar linen £60.50. Waistcoat in pale beige linen £19. Jodphurs in biscuit gazar linen £50. All by Jeff Banks from Jeff Banks Shop at Way In, Harrods. Saffron Suede pumps by Zapata: £30
Right:Round-necked shirt in mustard linen £79. Matching gathered skirt £69. pale grey fine linen short-sleeved shirt £49 all by Issey Miyake.