Linda Evangelista for Harper’s Bazaar August 1993

How beautiful is this image? This is Harper’s Bazaar’s cover exactly 15 years ago. Before they had airbrushing and all that hoola baloo, Linda Evangelista managed to look elegant, timeless, and yes, modern.

Linda Evangelista, Harper's Bazaar August 1993

15 years later, they have this. Jessica Biel for Harper’s Bazaar August 2008.

Jessica Biel, Harper's Bazaar USA August 2008 cover

Well? Which cover do you like best? One step forward, fifteen steps back?

PS. Jeezus Bajeezus. Can you believe 1993 was 15 – yes – FIFTEEN – years ago?