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Birgit Kos Serves Major ‘Femme Fatale’ Vibes on Vogue Russia’s August Cover

Dutch beauty Birgit Kos is fashion’s new obsession and she’s only been on the scene for two seasons. Currently the face of Chloé and Stella McCartney for fall, she also scored one of Vogue Germany‘s trio of covers earlier this month and now makes the cover of Vogue Russia solo for August 2017. Posing for photographer Olivier Zahm, Birgit wears a black Alexander McQueen dress in the great outdoors, which makes for a wonderful contrast, while giving us major femme fatale vibes with her killer stare and commanding presence.

Vogue Russia August 2017 : Birgit Kos by Olivier Zahm

IMAGE: VOGUE.RU

Surprisingly, the cover generated mixed feedback on our forums. “Yes Birgit get those covers! I love her so much,” exclaimed an elated apple the moment the cover struck.

“Actually really like this, even the dress works here!” commented Miss Dalloway. (more…)

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Steven Meisel Delivers Another Flawless, Luxe-Looking Campaign for Zara

All a major fashion brand has to do these days is commission Steven Meisel to shoot its advertising campaigns and they’re golden. For proof, see Zara’s triumphant campaigns for the past two seasons. Meisel has already made a splash for Loewe, Coach, Moschino and Max Mara, and now returns for Zara’s Fall 2017 campaign. Models Grace Elizabeth, Vittoria Ceretti, Lex Herl, Aira Fereira and Faretta join Meisel in the studio to contribute to the wow factor of the classic and sophisticated images.

Zara F/W 2017.18 by Steven Meisel

IMAGES: ZARA.COM

Members of our forums wasted no time voicing their opinion. “The campaign is great. Meisel makes everything look so expensive. But the cast, as much as I love every girl here, should have been more diverse for a brand like Zara that has such a wide range of clients. Very happy for all the models who got it anyway, they all look flawless,” noted apple.

“Last season was better but it’s still very nice. I’m beyond tired of Vittoria and Faretta though and I agree that there should have been more diversity. There’s only one very light skinned black model,” anlabe32 added. (more…)

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Emilia Clarke Appears on Vogue China’s Disappointing August Cover, Shot by Terry Richardson

Emilia Clarke is one of those actresses whose beauty fails to come across in print (certainly not as much as it does on our TV screens, anyway). After a slew of less than impressive newsstand appearances, Emilia finally managed to charm our opinionated forum members with her current cover of ELLE. In full Game of Thrones promotion mode, Emilia now also appears on the cover of Vogue China’s August 2017 issue. Photographed by controversial photographer Terry Richardson, Emilia wears a feathered Calvin Klein number at the beach.

Vogue China August 2017 : Emilia Clarke by Terry Richardson

IMAGE: DESIGNSCENE.NET

Our forum members simply weren’t here for Emilia’s latest. “I can’t tell how much I hate this, and the layout looks so dated like what they did ten years ago,” voiced MDNA the moment the cover struck.

“It doesn’t look like her. That pose looks unflattering and uncomfortable. My goodness that hair! Brush that hair! One can have a windblown cover but still manage to get a classy cover. This just looks like a dusty cheap wig,” critiqued MON. (more…)

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Gucci’s Fall 2017 Campaign Is Out of This World!

Alessandro Michele continues to raise the bar at Gucci while refusing to follow the rest of the fashion pack. His advertising campaigns for the iconic Italian fashion house are often extremely well-received by our hard-to-thrill forum members (despite a few controversies). The newly unveiled Fall 2017 campaign, captured by Glen Luchford, is on another planet — literally. Yes, Michele revisits his sci-fi concept, going all-out for the new mainline campaign — complete with dinosaurs, hovering spaceships, models channeling their inner alien and so much more.

Gucci F/W 2017.18 by Glen Luchford

IMAGE: ASHAREDVIEWONFASHION.COM

Our forum members were certainly in the mood for something different. “Oh my!! Instant love from me. This looks amazing, don’t even know where to begin. This is exactly what I want from fashion! Glen Luchford is going from strength to strength with Gucci. Can’t wait to see more,” raved Benn98.

“First Gucci campaign I like since Alessandro took over. This is so fun!” approved lightblue. (more…)

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Is Karl Lagerfeld Even Trying Anymore? Cara Delevingne and Lily-Rose Depp Pose for Chanel’s Basic Fall 2017 Campaign

If you’ve spent any time on theFashionSpot forums over the past few years, you’re well aware of complaints that Karl Lagerfeld has let standards slip when it comes to Chanel ad campaigns. According to our members, he once again fails to bring his A-game to the new Fall 2017 campaign, which they deem “underwhelming” and “disappointing.” Playing it safe, Lagerfeld taps regular Chanel girls Cara Delevingne and Lily-Rose Depp, who pose against a basic white backdrop in the familiar surroundings of Karl’s photographic studio in Paris, while modeling Chanel’s space-inspired collection.

Chanel F/W 2017.18 : Cara Delevingne & Lily-Rose Depp by Karl Lagerfeld

IMAGE: FASHIONMAGAZINE.COM

The campaign failed to propel our forum members into another dimension. “The most depressing Chanel campaign yet! But guess what, it won’t hurt their books because people are suckers and will still buy this,” stated an underwhelmed Benn98 straight away.

“I expected more, a whole lot more. This is pitiful. Why bother with shooting a campaign if it’s going to end up looking like a basic look book?” asked a dumbfounded GivenchyHomme. (more…)

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How Did Vogue Japan Manage to Make Six Top Models Look So Plastic on This September Cover?

Last month, our forums lost it over Vogue Japan’s embarrassingly overcrowded August cover, featuring 67 Dolce & Gabbana-clad models. Moving on from that mess, the glossy has pared it down to just a handful (six) of the industry’s top models to front the all-important September 2017 cover. Luigi & Iango captured Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, Natasha Poly, Doutzen Kroes, Vittoria Ceretti and Anna Ewers for the group cover image, with Anna Dello Russo styling the girls in head-to-toe Prada.

Vogue Japan September 2017 by Luigi & Iango

IMAGE: FASHIONGONEROGUE.COM

Was it enough to win over our opinionated forum members? “Absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous styling! I will be splurging on this!” declared an overjoyed GivenchyHomme upon seeing the cover.

“Stunning cover. Pure perfection,” applauded fashionlover2001. (more…)

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