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Early January 1917 Lingerie Number Editor Elspeth Champcommunal Art by Claire Frances (Fanny) Avery, 1879 – 1927 Studied Pratt institute New York 1909 she began attaining some notoriety as an artist illustrator. New York Times review noted that Claire Averys renderings of the ballerina Geneé, "emphasized Miss Avery's remarkable gift for the interpretation of swift motion. The dainty elegance and grace of the dancer are caught with almost incredible truth and expressiveness."


November 1919 "'The new silhouette', as it has been exemplified by the collections, is so varied and so individual that it is impossible to speak of it in the singular," we are told, as fur (be it beaver, chinchilla skunk, mole, seal or squirrel), is hailed as the winter must-have and jumpers are also a considered a wardrobe staple.


Late December 1922 Editor Elspeth Champcommunal Art by Helen Dryden (1887 – 1981) an American artist and successful industrial designer in the 1920s and 1930s. She was reportedly described by the New York Times as being the highest-paid woman artist in the United States, though she lived in comparative poverty in later years.


December 1917 - Still love the fact that Vogue covers used to be illustrations and NOT photos! real art!


October 1918 "With the enemy thirty miles from Paris, with long-range guns booming and shells bursting, with shattered window-panes and streets littered with debris, the great couturiers of Paris held their Winter Fashion Openings according to their immemorial custom. As this number of Vogue goes to press the war news continues to thrill and cheer even the most apathetic pessimists -

from V and A Collections

Skirt suit

Skirt suit and coat | Utility Collection by the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers for the Board of Trade | London, England, Autumn 1942 | Scottish woollen tweed | The simplification and economy of material match the conditions laid down by the Board in relation to the manufacture of civilian clothing during the Second World War of 1939-1945. But, despite the efforts of thedesigners to be inventive without wasting fabric, there was a very limited choice | VA Museum, London


June 1921 While the editor firmly assures readers that "the cape continues its triumphant progress", she also urges them to invest in hats and dresses this June, in particular those made of handkerchief linen. "A mode may be simple and yet not subdued," she says.