The Other Danish Girl: Gerda Wegener


Beginning in 1913, Gerda Wegener found instant success in Paris working as a illustrator for fashion magazines including La Vie Parisienne and the ultra exclusive Journal des Dames et des Modes, the limited-edition fashion journal intended for artists, intellectuals and high society. Journal des dames et des modes, May 10, 1914, FIT Special Collections and College Archives, New York.

Alicia Vikander may have won an Oscar for her portrayal of Gerda Wegener in the 2015 film, The Danish Girl, but the film only scratches the surface of this incredible artist's life.