It's here and it's a disappointment. The May 2014 cover of Vogue Paris surfaced on the forums over the weekend, and the thread is ablaze with negativity. French actress Sophie Marceau is photographed by Mario Testino against a vivid orange background. This isn't Marceau's first time on the cover of French Vogue. The World Is Not Enough femme fatale also covered August 2003 and the May 2007 issue (my personal favorite).
From the first comment by GivenchyAddict ("Ughh absolutely atrocious. Looks like an old Vogue Paris cover and this orange background…"), you just knew from the start this wasn't about to go down lightly.
"This is atrocious! No other word, and the background is giving me a headache!" wrote Miss Dalloway.
Emmanuelle wasn't satisfied either: "I don't get the point, did they want to give a 90s vibe? This is not well done, no style here."
TeeVanity wasn't convinced the cover was even genuine and wrote, "This is not good at all, I am still waiting to see the actual cover. This can't be it."
"I don't mind seeing Sophie on another cover, but the creative here is just bad. I can't even begin to understand what they're trying to achieve here," posted justaguy.
What are your thoughts on the cover? Are you impressed? Join the discussion here.