I love this cover from March, 1946, though I’ll admit it does confuse me a bit. By March most people are tired of brown, even if it is this pretty soft dark taupe. Where are the pastels, the pink? Why such dark gloves (even though they do match her eyes) and hat?
No matter, I love the strong makeup, the gold earrings and the up-swept hair. I’m not too crazy about the shoes, and I’m sure that by 1946 most women had had it with such sensible shoes. And those are shoulders that simply cannot be ignored.
So, should they have saved this one for September?
Photographer: Constantin Joffé
Model: Not credited
Copyright: Condé Nast