Mademoiselle: The Magazine for Smart Young Women
And so as to prove the subtitle true, there she stands in an art gallery. There is so much going on in this photo that it would be hard to focus on the smart young woman if she were any less dramatically attired. What a museum-going ensemble! It makes going to a museum or gallery somehow, special. That’s something to think about.
Today we dress any old way and say we want to be comfortable, but one look at the shoes of most women today throws that argument out the window. Unfortunately we cannot see this smart young woman’s shoes, but this is 1941, and I can pretty much bet she is wearing a pair of pretty but sturdy shoes with a two inch heel, meant for walking and possibly even in a green leather to match her suit. After WWII started, that would no longer be possible, as leather colors were limited.
Photographer: Paul D’Ome
Model: Not credited
Copyright: Condé Nast