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HARPER’S BIZARRE

Last week’s National Magazine Awards ceremony was not without some backstage controversy, especially in the coveted category of best design.

Martha Stewart Living was given the award, but sources said the majority of judges had designs on giving the prize to the fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar. At the last minute, doubts were raised about giving the fashion magazine the award because Bazaar’s creative director, Fabien Baron, designs print ads for Calvin Klein, which raised some eyebrows.

In the April issue, for instance, a Calvin Klein swimwear ad featuring supermodel Christy Turlington bleeds across to the next page, right into a fashion article. Shortly after the issue was considered, the vote changed. Neither the American Society of Magazine Editors, which bestows the award, nor the mag wanted to comment on the judging process.

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