As promised, i-D’s “Wise Up Issue” features eight covers. We’ve already shown you the inimitable Grace Coddington’s cover (don’t even try to argue that this one isn't the best of the bunch), and Lara Stone and Laetitia Casta’s covers (they look pretty awesome too), and now we’re bringing you what’s left. Lena Dunham was photographed by Todd Cole for her cover, Will Chalker was shot by Bruno Staub, Arizona Muse by Richard Bush, Neneh Cherry by Mark Lebon, and Cara Delevingne by Angelo Pennetta.
“That Lena Dunham cover is awful…” widowsofculloden posted. I guess she’s not a fan.
Arizona’s cover elicited a better response from forum members: “WOW at Arizona's cover,” Valentine27 wrote. “I'm far from being a fan of hers, but this cover has something really appealing to me and is simply sensational! Love the shade of black and white, the bow tie and the hair.”
Phuel really fell for Neneh Cherry’s cover. “Neneh leaves them all in the dust,” he posted. “Such a face – what a cover! Her and Mark are a lethal duo. And Neneh on the cover of i-D is perfection. She's brought that much needed energy, dynamic and ferocity that the magazine has been missing for so long. If I can find this cover, this will be a definite purchase – and it's been a very long time since I've bought i-D.”
Even Cara Delevingne and her tarantula-covered eye got some love from forum members (many of whom claim not to "get" her appeal). “That's sick! I love it,” ALAUU declared.
When there are this many covers to choose from, you’re bound to find one you like. If I were you, I would go with Grace, Lara, or Laetitia, but that’s just because I love them and their covers are obviously the best.