Harper’s Bazaar Spain is one of the latest covers to be revealed in the seemingly never-ending (and that’s the way we like it!) succession of September issues, and as they are wont to do, the Harper’s Bazaar team makes clever use of graphic design on the cover. Model Guinevere van Seenus is shown clad in Dolce & Gabbana against a stark white background in a pose reminiscent of Christ’s crucifixion. Is this Harper’s Bazaar Spain’s way of intimating that fashion is a religion, and their September issue is the Fashion Bible? I may be getting blasphemous over here, but I think it’s a reasonable conclusion to draw.
Whether this issue prompts you to draw religious conclusions or not, the cover and layout are striking and clean. “Simply stunning, I love this!” Miss Dalloway commented.
Clo posted: “It's a wonderful cover. Amazing how a minimalist cover with a great model can be this great.”
HeatherAnne wrote: “I love how her feet interject through the text at the bottom, and how she seems to be holding up the text at the top with her arms. There is a great emphasis put on the dress and shoes with all the clean white space. So while it's a simple cover, it was still well thought out and I find it to be another strong cover from them.”
Am I going too far with my fashion-as-religion interpretation? I don’t think so, but if ever there was a time to put out a Fashion Bible, it would be September.
Image courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar Spain.