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With the enemy thirty miles from Paris, with long-range guns booming & shells bursting, with shattered window-panes & streets littered with debris, the great couturiers of Paris held their Winter Fashion Openings . As this number of Vogue goes to press the war news continues to thrill & cheer even the most apathetic pessimists - it looks as if the bravery of those first new fashions had proved a lure to victory. And why not? Victory is essentially a feminine goddess.

May flowers, Vogue, May 15, 1913 Very cool that May 15 is my birthday.

May 1918 As almost everyone nowadays is marrying as well as dressing on a war income, the war bride will probably turn first to pages 56 and 57, where the problem is discussed in all its delightful details. Nothing, you see, goes to the head quite so quickly and completely as a prospective wedding, and no single event in life provides so many temptations to extravagance. An adequate trousseau may, and should be, as seductive as you please. No easy matter this as her wedding is the great event in a girls' life, and no less so if she is marrying in haste without an opportunity to shop at leisure.

Vogue US Cover - October 1925 - Early Paris Opening Number - Fashion illustration by William Bolin

vintage May 15, 1913 Vogue magazine cover. It is entitled "Summer Homes and their Furnishings". Vogue covers reflect the fashion, arts, and society of the period.

George Plank, Vogue, October 1916 by Gatochy, via Flickr

Awww...when magazine covers were art...minimal to none cover lines...i loathe cover lines..ugh.