Carmel <I>White</I> Snow


Carmel White Snow

Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 8 May 1961 (aged 73)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Laurel Hollow, Nassau County, New York, USA
Plot Section 1, Plot 6, Grave 2
Memorial ID 192279874 View Source
Suggest Edits

Editor-in-chief of the American edition of Harper's Bazaar from 1934 to 1958; she also served as the chair of that magazine's editorial board. In 1921 she was offered the job of assistant fashion editor at Vogue by Condé Nast. In 1926 she was appointed as fashion editor at Vogue and married George Palen Snow; wearing a gown of cream white satin trimmed with seed pearls and old Burano lace that had been in her family for many years. She later had three daughters. It was rumored that one of them suffered from schizophrenia, but this diagnosis has not been confirmed. In 1929 her brother Tom White became general manager of the Hearst publishing organization. Though Carmel had promised Condé Nast she would not take a job there, she did take a job at Harper's Bazaar. She famously described her goal at Harper's Bazaar as creating a magazine for "well-dressed women with well-dressed minds." She discovered Martin Munkacsi, and in 1933 persuaded him to photograph the Harper’s Bazaar December edition’s ‘Palm Beach’ bathing suit editorial. For this editorial, he had the model Lucille Brokaw run toward the camera while he photographed, which was the first instance of a fashion model being photographed in motion. She became editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar in 1934. She hired her art director Alexey Brodovitch on the basis of a 1934 exhibition of his work in graphic design at the Art Directors Club of New York. She described his exhibit as a revelation, mentioning "pages that bled beautifully, cropped photographs, typography and design that were bold and interesting". She found her fashion editor, Diana Vreeland, after noticing her dancing across a crowded room. In 1947 she exclaimed, "It's such a new look!", thus coining that phrase in regard to Christian Dior's 1947 collection. Snow died in 1961, while she was working with her long-time collaborator Mary Louis Aswell on her memoir, The World of Carmel Snow. The book was published posthumously.

Family Members



In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Sponsored by Ancestry


See more Snow or White memorials in:

Plant Memorial Trees Sponsor and Remove Ads


  • Created by: Bobby Kelley
  • Added: 15 Aug 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 192279874
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carmel White Snow (21 Aug 1887–8 May 1961), Find a Grave Memorial ID 192279874, citing Memorial Cemetery of Saint John's Church, Laurel Hollow, Nassau County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Bobby Kelley (contributor 46959922) .