Published July 20, 1929
In this spare drawing, a well-dressed woman stands on what could be an outdoor patio. She wears a drop-waist sleeveless dress that falls into a dramatic V-shaped back. Her waist sash is tied in a bow at the hip, and the peplum is decorated with a large zigzag design. A man and woman chat casually in the background. The pale shadows contrast with the strongly rendered tree to give depth. Porter Woodruff's illustration appeared in the July 20, 1929, Vogue.
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