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 March 1, 1933
Enticing spring to come sweeping in, a woman dressed in blue helps lift dark clouds from Place Vendôme, the capitol of Parisian luxury shopping. The illustration, by Georges Lepape, appeared on the March 1, 1933, cover of Vogue.