Late March 1917 Paris Openings Number Editor Elspeth Champcommunal Cover Art by Georges Lepape was born in Paris, France in 1887 who worked for many magazines, among them the Gazette Du Bon Ton, Femina, VOGUE, Harper's Bazaar and Les Feuillets D'Art, Modes et Manieres d'Aujourd'hui, and Vanity Fair. Lepape's work was strongly influenced by Orientalism and the Ballets Russes. Women in his illustrations are independent women with carefree attitude who started the age of the femme-garconne.
June 1921 While the editor firmly assures readers that "the cape continues its triumphant progress", she also urges them to invest in hats and dresses this June, in particular those made of handkerchief linen. "A mode may be simple and yet not subdued," she says.
December 1917 Couturiers such as Premet and Lanvin are credited with making "the Parisienne's frocks with that same war-time simplicity that nowadays invariably characterizes her street costumes", "tunics and coats are long this season; and rabbit fur is very short – it's been clipped, in fact," and "not since Victorian days has the muffling scarf of wool been so honoured a member of the mode; it even forms an integral part of the coat".