Say what you want about Vogue Italia, but it’s one of the few fashion magazines out there that dares to be different, whether you like it or not. The October issue features model Meghan Collison in an image by Steven Meisel in which her face stands out startlingly clear in the midst of some sort of underwater effect. Some forum members thought the cover went “Above and Beyond” as the caption suggested, while others thought the magazine had sunk to new depths.
MulletProof posted that this is “easily the best cover VI has put out this year,” and she wasn't the only one who thought so.
“What a fantastic cover, love everything about this,” Miss Dalloway commented. “The effect like she is underwater, except for her face, looks great, and she has the face to pull it off.”
“Nice to see some innovation on a cover for a change,” HeatherAnne wrote. “I can only do with so many beach backdrops, plain studio backdrops, etc.”
KissMiss was among those who just didn’t get it. “OMG! This looks awful… they need to get a new photoshop team… whatever they tried to achieve, it did not work,” he decided.
Mistress_f called the cover shot “amazingly weird,” a phrase that I think bridges the gap between those who love and hate this cover. “Amazingly weird” can be interpreted however you want it to be, and I’m going to say that in this case, amazingly weird is a good thing.
Image: Vogue Italia