The New Yorker, November 7, 1994 P. 148
PROFILE of Carmel Snow, innovative editor of Harper's Bazaar from the thirties to the fifties. Tells about her early life in Ireland and how she came to America with her mother--who became the successful owner of a dress shop--and how she was offered a job in 1929 at Vogue by Conde Nast. She eventually moved to become editor of Harper's Bazaar, in 1932. In 1936, Snow hired Diana Vreeland, the greatest fashion editor, as well as Alexey Brodovitch, whose graphics layouts changed the look of American magazines. Richard Avedon tells about his work for the magazine. Writer describes the Vogue/Harper's Bazaar rivalry. Snow drank and eventually was replaced by her niece, Nancy White. She wroter her memoirs with the help of Mary Louise Aswell, her former fiction editor. In the spring of 1961, she died peacefully in her sleep.