VOGUE Germany c. 1928 Advertising Poster Artwork by Georges Lepape
This rare advertising poster for the German edition of fashion magazine Vogue from c. 1928 features an illustration of a woman touching up her makeup in front of a window conceived by French artist Georges Lepape.
The German edition of Vogue was first released in April 1928 and discontinued after only 19 months and 34 issues due to the lack of advertising clients and the strong competitor "Die Dame". The magazine went on a fifty-year hiatus and was rereleased in 1979.
Georges Lepape (1887-1971) was one of the most imaginative and influential artists of the 1920s and 1930s. He became the graphic designer for Paul Poiret in 1910, worked for the likes as Worth, Lanvin, Paquin, Doucet and executed dozens of covers for Vogue and other Condé Nast publications beginning in 1926.
This particular illustration is documented in "From the Ballets Russes to Vogue - The Art of Georges Lepape" by Claude Lepape and Thierry Defert (Thames and Hudson, 1984, p. 150) and was also used for the cover of US Vogue from May 1st, 1928.
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