Ernst Dryden (1887-1938)
Proof for an advertisement for sportswear designed by Jane Regny
Colour half tone line block
Published in Vogue, French edition, June 1928
Museum no. E.3652-1983
The exaggerated angular drawing in this illustration emphasises the narrow boyish flat-chested figure that was considered most fashionable and desirable for women in this period. Both women also have fashionably short 'bobbed' hairstyles and wear close-fitting cloche hats.
The bold 'jazz' print worn by the woman on the left is typical of the 1920s and is evidence of the influence on fashion of Art Deco styles. The orange, brown and yellow colours were especially popular at this time, and can be found in wallpapers and furnishing fabrics of the 1920s too.
This print can be found in Prints and Drawings Study Room box EDUC 5.