As anyone who follows me on Pinterest already knows, I am a big fan of vintage department store display, Sixties hairdos, and -- most especially -- Forties fashion.
So I was thrilled to stumble upon not one, but two vintage Vogue magazines at the Chelsea flea market last weekend, both from 1942. Slightly water damaged in the lower right corner (though thankfully dry), they sold for a mere $5 each. I had to have them.
The first is pictured above, from March 15, 1942. The second is from June 1 (below).
There are so many things I love about these wartime Vogues. It's not just the fashions themselves, so beautifully captured by photographers like Horst and Rawlings. It's also the ads for gloves and shoes, for hats and hosiery. I also adore the written copy, focused as it is on glamour, taste, and loveliness. You don't see those words in print very often anymore.
The March issue covers spring fashions as well as Adrian's newly launched dress line. There's even a section on the latest Vogue sewing patterns!
Please step back in time with me and experience more than sixty pages from the March 15, 1942, Vogue.
Just click here.
(All photos can all be supersized for closer examination.)
Have a great day, everybody!
|Even the cigarette ads are chic!|