Helen Dryden (1887–1981) was an American artist, costume designer and successful industrial designer in the 1920s and '30s. After moving to New York in 1909, she spent a year trying to interest fashion magazines in her drawings. None, however, showed any interest in her work and many were harsh with criticism. Dryden was particularly disappointed in her rejection by Vogue. But less than a year later, Condé Nast assumed management of Vogue and set out to make changes. Seeing Miss Dryden's drawings, they directed the fashion editor to contact her immediately. Soon Helen had a Vogue contract that led to a 13-year collaboration (1909–1922).