Photograph: Bea Feitler and Ruth Ansel, New York (c. 1965) by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation. 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 Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 49 Karin Mamma Andersson Inside the moody, mysterious world of Sweden’s preeminent painter. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Jenny Odell The acclaimed author in search of lost time. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Amalie Smith The Danish arts writer finding clarity between the lines. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Ryan Heffington Meet the man bringing choreography, community and queer joy to the desert. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Nell Wulfhart Advice from a decision coach. Arts & Culture Fashion Issue 49 A World of Difference A fun lesson in cultural faux pas.