Recognized as one of the world’s most brilliant fashion illustrators, Georges Lepape (1887-1971) broke artistic ground by introducing action and intrigue to high fashion illustration. Born in France, his work was sought after by leading fashion houses. He illustrated the first cover of “Vogue’s” British edition and produced eight “Vogue” covers within one year in addition to creating covers for “Harper’s Bazaar.” In addition to his magazine work, Lepape provided artwork for luxury goods, catalogs, posters and the ballet.
Published April 1, 1928
The scarf of a fashionable woman is carried aloft by a spring breeze, which curls it into the letters V-O-G-U-E, amid a sprinkling of pink and white flowers. Perhaps she's en route to the spring fashion shows, as this issue features 'Paris Openings.' Georges Lapape's dynamic fashion illustration appeared on the April 1, 1928, Vogue cover.