If Carla Bruni isn’t deserving of a Vogue Paris cover as a model, singer, actress, activist, and former first lady of France, I don’t know who is. Shot for the magazine’s December/January double issue cover by photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, Bruni looks youthful and beautiful in a denim button-up top.
“She hasn't looked this good in years,” moussemaker commented.
Psylocke posted, “Not very excited about seeing yet another denim look on the cover of Vogue Paris but Carla looks gorgeous. I like the masthead, too. Might be my favorite VP cover of this year, actually,” she added.
VogueDisciple93 wasn’t so crazy about it. “This is painfully boring. It would still make for a dull cover any other month, but it's especially lackluster given the holiday season,” he noted.
Other forum members also found Carla's cover to be lackluster, but I’m not one of them. As iluvjeisa said, “She is beautiful and charismatic – and it still works on a cover.”
Vogue is an aspirational publication, and I certainly don’t mind aspiring to be at least a little bit like the elegant and striking Ms. Bruni.
Image: Vogue Paris