The term “retail therapy” might not have been a buzzword in 1932, but the concept certainly existed—as evidenced by the colorful cover created by Georges Lepape for the all-important Spring Shopping issue. The artist drew a woman, clad in green, surrounded by candy-colored string-tied boxes that rise around her like the New York skyscrapers that so impressed this Frenchman when he first visited the city in 1926. This image corresponds beautifully to Nancy Hardin’s words within: “The vista of Fifth Avenue stretches up into a far perspective of a spring haze, lined on either hand with those incredible shops crammed with the magic of spring clothes,” she wrote. “They are all waiting for you, but, for an instant, you stand, galvanized with the new spirit, and simply breathe in the excitement, the anticipation.” Ahh.
Vogue Cover by Artist Georges Lepape, originally published on March 1932
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