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FASHION / The Female Eye: Lillian Bassman's photographs graced the pages of Harper's Bazaar in its glory days of the Forties and Fifties. And as it relaunches this month, there is an elegant symmetry to her arrival in London, bringing new interpretations of her best work

WHEN David Bailey was starting out in the late Fifties, he saw Lillian Bassman's photographs in the American edition of Harper's Bazaar and was greatly impressed. The memory stayed with him until 1984, when we were putting together fashion pictures for 'Shots of Style' at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and I was sent to visit her in New York. She was sympathetic, if only mildly interested in her past achievements, and we soon became friends. But there was a problem. When she closed down her studio in the Seventies, it was just before museums and galleries started to show interest in fashion photography, and she saw no reason to save a vast archive accumulated over 30 years. From the Forties and Fifties she had kept just a handful of prints. They were enough to create a renewed interest in her work, but much was missing.

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