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Masters of Disguise:

bazaarOscar Wilde once said, “Give a man a mask; and he will tell you the truth.” In the September issue of Harper’s BAZAAR, on newsstands August 16, top designers Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg, Alber Elbaz (and more) pose for the magazine with paper bags over their heads, acting as masks! While covered up, these creatives share their thoughts on masks in their lives.

Top designers cover up and bare all



Photographer: Martin Schoeller


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Michael Kors:


“The closest I get to a mask are my aviators. I think everyone has a bit of a veneer they put on before leaving home. It’s less about hiding and more about a finishing touch.” 

Diane von Furstenberg:


“I prefer not to wear a mask in my daily life. It can get so complicated.”

Alber Elbaz:


“I can never hide behind a mask. It will always be me.”

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