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The history-making collaboration between Ruth Ansel and Bea Feitler came about as the result of a bitter argument.

In 1962, Harper’s Bazaar art director Marvin Israel was fired on the spot by Editor-in-Chief Nancy White, after he commissioned a cover featuring a model who looked exactly like the magazine’s iconic former fashion editor, Diana Vreeland—a heavy-handed insinuation that Vreeland should have been given the top job.


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Four

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