While forum members generally applaud Vogue Spain for taking risks, the cover of their December issue just isn’t working for them. In what is apparently some sort of tribute to the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus, Bruce Weber photographed Dree Hemingway cradling a naked infant. We’ve got a full on view of the baby’s butt, but his face is hidden.
“The religious reference is not subtle when you're cradling a naked baby. Anyone expecting an animal barn, straw, and three wise men editorial?” AL92
“Wow that is such a wrong image to use for the cover,” Miss Dalloway
“What is the baby doing here?” asked missnyc
. “He ruins the cover for me.”
Missnyc wasn’t the only one who wasn’t crazy for baby. “I can't imagine anything
worse than a naked baby's butt on a Vogue
cover. I hate babies,” Psylocke
somewhat shamefully admitted. “This is gross. Dree Hemingway's blandness doesn't help either. This is a total fail to me,” she declared.
This post is starting to make Fashion Spot forum members sound like a mob of baby haters, but that’s really not the case (I hope). There’s a time and a place for everything, and the cover of Vogue is just not the right venue for naked baby butts.
Image: vogue.es via the Fashion Spot forums.