Vogue Russia had a fairly good 2017 in terms of consistently good covers but failed to generate much buzz for the first issue of 2018, featuring Jean Campbell. The magazine, once again, has our full attention with the unveiling of its bold and electrifying February 2018 cover. Making a reappearance (after fronting the March 2016 edition) is American model Grace Hartzel, doing her best David Bowie impression for the 80s-inspired cover photo. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Grace wears an oversized, OTT Gucci look, styled by Olga Dunina, complete with hair coiffed into a mullet for optimum effect.
Members of our forums loved it. “WOW, now that is bold!” Royal-Galliano approved.
“Wow! I love it so much, mullet and all. It’s 80s to the max; colors, outfit, makeup and hair. Although still manages to avoid looking like a costume. I also love the composition – how the top fills out the space of the image. 1980s done right. Good job!” gazebo raved. (more…)
Leave it to the Kardashian-Jenner clan to give us our first major surprise of the Spring 2018 campaign season. No strangers to breaking the internet, the famous sisters pose together in their undies for the new Calvin Klein underwear campaign (Kendall Jenner is already familiar with CK). The five siblings took time out from their busy schedules to pose in a barn setting for photographer Willy Vanderperre.
Unsurprisingly, the campaign didn’t go down well with our forum members. “Seriously?” asked apple the moment the images struck.
“Someone please tell me this is a joke. I am begging you,” wrote a shellshocked dodencebt. (more…)
Our forums have a love/hate relationship with Victoria Beckham whenever she fronts the cover of our favorite fashion glossies. Her last major coup was Vogue Netherlands and now she’s covering Vogue Spain for February 2018. Photographed by Boo George, the Brit fashion designer turns heads in the dynamic and unconventional cover image and associated editorial.
This time, Victoria managed to win over our opinionated forum members. “This is fabulous and unapologetic. Completely not what I expected when I read her name in the thread,” admitted a pleasantly surprised dodencebt.
Miss Dalloway couldn’t have agreed more, echoing, “I love this for the Paolo Roversi feel of it, certainly not the cover I expected when I read VB’s name in the thread!” (more…)
Last month, the British edition of Harper’s Bazaar gave us the festive cover we craved featuring Carey Mulligan. Moving on to February 2018, Bazaar jumps from one blonde actress to another, selecting Michelle Williams as its latest cover girl. For the special cover for subscribers (below), photographed by Agata Pospieszynska, Michelle looks melancholy and demure wearing an embroidered cotton, metal and feather dress from Louis Vuitton. On the newsstand cover (after the jump), the Louis Vuitton brand ambassador dons a detailed jacket by the iconic French fashion label.
According to our forum members, the magazine continues its winning streak with the latest issue. “That is gorgeous. UK Harper’s Bazaar continues to run circles around its American sister,” complimented dodencebt.
Photographer Steven Meisel is quite popular this season, lensing campaigns for Loewe, Versace, Max Mara Accessories, Chloé and Moschino — and it’s only January. For his latest project, the legendary lensman takes over for David Sims and David Hughes as Marc Jacobs’ campaign photographer for Spring 2018. In the images, models Aube Jolicoeur, Cristina Piccone, Fran Summers, Lea Julian, Remington Williams, Sophie Martynova and Sveta Black roam around the studio wearing Jacobs’ lavish creations, styled by Katie Grand.
Members of our forums were ecstatic about the campaign. “The Meisel takeover is REAL!! Damn,” said guimon.
“Such a joy to see Meisel shooting so many great campaigns again this season,” applauded mikel. (more…)
Vogue Germany gave us our monthly dose of glamour last month with a Versace-clad Gigi Hadid posing up a storm on the cover. For February, the magazine dials it back with a series of (rather fashionable) mugshot-inspired cover images featuring models-of-the-moment Anna Ewers, Raquel Zimmermann, Grace Elizabeth and Faretta, photographed by Daniel Jackson.
The covers generated a mixed amount of feedback from forum members. “They just woke up?” asked a startled KateIsGr8 the moment the covers struck.
“Are these fashion mugshots? Terrible! What is going on with fashion magazines lately?” asked Miss Dalloway. (more…)