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Mario Testino Shoots ‘Model Mania’ for V Magazine’s Fall Preview Issue (Forum Buzz)

V Magazine enlisted Mario Testino to photograph a number of models for its latest issue entitled “Model Mania.” For the Fall Preview issue, the Peruvian photographer shot not one, but four covers of seductive duos. Cover one goes to Emily DiDonato and Sean O’Pry, the second is handed to Joan Smalls and Aurelian Muller. Amanda Murphy and Clark Bockelman are on the third, while Bridget Malcolm and Matthew Terry land the fourth and final cover.

V Magazine Fall Preview 2014 Model Mania by Mario Testino


Above is the cover featuring Emily wearing Gucci and Sean in Emporio Armani.

Our forum members just cannot agree which cover is best and don’t seem to be satisfied with Mario’s efforts. “I like the idea, but it doesn’t come across as it should. They are all overly Photoshopped and what happened to Emily’s face?” questioned KateTheGreatest.

“OMG, I’ve seen better couple photos from ANTM contestants. This is just sad…no chemistry at all. Emily & Sean cover is the best of the bunch. Joan cover looks like there are people pointing guns at them,” wrote WilliamsLe010919.

Another member not feeling the chemistry was kokobombon. “The only cover I like is Amanda´s. IMO there’s no forced chemistry between them like in the other ones, just awkward posing.”

“Glad it’s not Miley, but wow no one looks amazing here, especially the ladies all look crazy messed with! Testino should be ashamed of himself, and the amount of airbrushing he does these days!!!” declared an unimpressed Miss Dalloway.

“None of them except for Sean and Emily are engaging with each other. They all seem disconnected and look like they want no part in this. And, I feel SO bad for Joan, bad lighting, bad Photoshop. I had to do a double-take to make sure it was her,” posted phatcatcan.

Check out the thread and see all four covers in HQ. Don’t forget to post your favorite and join the discussion here.