Vintage Vogue covers

“I could see you in a Sussex teashop,

Dressed in peasant weaves and brogues,

Turning over, as a firelight shone on brassware,

 Last years tea-stained Vogues.”

     John Betjeman


Whilst beginning the lengthy process of sorting and packing up all the things we own before we move house in April, I came across a little (tea-stained) gem that I’d forgotten all about;

‘The Art of Vogue covers 1909-1940’ by William Packer

The illustrations are so beautiful, pieces of art in themselves, I particularly like the work of Georges Lepape, the prolific 1920’s fashion illustrator. Here are my Favorites;

George Plank 1918


Helen Dryden 1916


Georges Lepape 1918


Georges Lepape 1919


Georges Lepape 1924


Georges Lepape 1925


Andre Edouard Marty 1926


Georges Lepape 1927


Georges Lepape 1928


Georges Lepape 1929


Georges Lepape 1933


Eric 1935


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