Over in the forums, members are delighted to see one of today's top working models, Daria Werbowy, on the cover of Harper's Bazaar for February. Werbowy may one of fashion's "hottest supermodels," as stated in the accompanying caption, but she doesn't have the mainstream fame of Kate Moss or Christy Turlington, 90s-era fashion models who long ago acquired full-blown celebrity status. (Moss and Turlington are the only two models who have appeared on the cover of Bazaar in the past two years).
Photographed by Daniel Jackson and wearing a full Proenza Schouler Spring 2014 look, hair windswept, Werbowy gazes straight-on at the camera. It's a lovely photograph, but some forum members think the cover is too crowded with cover lines.
"Lol at those cover lines ('The Orgasm Shot!' 'Look Younger, No Doctors!'). Did they feel they had to overcompensate since she's not a celeb?" asked fee de foret.
But for Miss Dalloway, none of that matters: "Gorgeous and I love the styling. Even the sea of text cant ruin it."
And as Marc10 points out, this is the second American commercial fashion glossy to feature a true fashion model on a 2014 cover: One of Bazaar's main competitors, Elle, opened the year with a stunning cover starring Joan Smalls.
Return of the supermodel? Let's hope.
[Daria: The Face of Beauty Now — Harper's Bazaar]