It’s about time actress Jessica Chastain got her Vogue cover. But as much as her appearance on the cover was anticipated, the result takes some getting used to. Inspired by the painting ‘Flaming June’ (by Sir Frederic Leighton), photographer Annie Leibovitz shot the two-time Oscar-nominee in a yellow THEORY by Olivier Theyskens gown. Although the iconic painting was successfully simulated, members of the tFS forum were not in agreement about the image making a good cover for this December issue.
CommanderTMugler remarked, “I always love editorials with paintings as inspiration (Julianne Moore x Peter Lindbergh was fantastic) but this image specifically is not working as much for a December/Holiday cover.”
“Overall I think this is a striking cover, but there is something off about Jessica's face. She looks rather lifeless, as Annie seems to like her subjects,” wrote VogueDisciple93.
And valliaddict obtained a lot of approval for his comment. He posted, “Oh no. No no no no no. This is bad. That dress is wearing her, not the other way around. She looks like she has a cramp in her neck. The primary color scheme is wrong for any month, but especially for December. The ed preview looks a lot better than the cover.”
But not everyone was as critical with the cover.
Catalytic gushed, “Beautiful. Jessica is one of the most deserving actresses to be on the cover of Vogue. Supremely talented and effortlessly elegant.”
“Definitely the BEST cover of Vogue US this year,” found Avogadro.
And jmrmartinho expressed similar feelings, “I’m so happy. This is my favorite Vogue US cover since…ever. The colors are beautiful, Jessica looks stunning, they took a risk with the angle. I couldn’t be more happy. This is one to remember.”
A lot of different opinions on this cover image. What is your verdict?