Published July 1, 1922
Few may realize that Vogue featured articles on period costumes, with illustrations by artist Claire Avery, who provided, from 1921 to 1934, a beautiful array of looks—from Ancient Egyptian to Edwardian. When it came to fashion, Catherine de' Medici was a great contributor and resplendent icon. Yet in this illustration, which appeared in the July 1, 1922, Vogue, she is poorly represented, wearing a quite ordinary and unadorned black mourning gown. Beside her is Mary Stuart, her daughter-in-law and future Queen of Scots.