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Karen, Candice, Lily, Anja and Joan Land Covers for Vogue Korea’s August Issue (Forum Buzz)

The August 2014 issue marks the18th anniversary of Vogue Korea and the publication went all out. The team behind the glossy mag selected five of fashion’s finest faces, Karen Elson, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Donaldson, Anja Rubik and Joan Smalls, to front the celebratory covers. The girls showcase a range of looks from Nicolas Ghesquiére‘s debut collection for French fashion house Louis Vuitton. This is how it’s done — V Magazine should take note.

Below is one of the five covers, this one featuring Lily, whom we hardly ever get to see on magazine covers these days. The British model’s last cover was for the July 2012 issue of Vogue Russia, so she’s an unexpected but welcome choice!

Vogue Korea August 2014 Lily Donaldson Louis Vuitton


Our forum members cannot make up their minds which cover is best and some aren’t even interested, strangely enough. “I only like Joan’s cover, the others look bland,” wrote Bertrando3.

“Karen’s cover is a standout. Joan is fine too, and the others are kind of bland… Anja’s cover doesn’t even look like a Vogue cover,” added MyFavorite.

Miss Dalloway states her best and worst: “Joan and Karen for me, all the rest have unfortunate face expressions.”

“Now seeing all the covers, Karen’s cover is still the best. Great seeing Joan and the others’ covers though!” responded TeeVanity.

MyNameIs just isn’t feeling any of the covers and posted, “Don’t like any of the covers. None of the models look particularly good, all posing kind of awkwardly. I guess they tried to go modern with the styling and the color scheme, but it looks depressing. For an anniversary issue — very drab. Which brings me to their use of LV, the main reason these look so sad to me. All those browns and blacks, leather and heavy textures, wrong for the summer and wrong for the cover.”

Which is your favorite? Do you even admire any of them? Check out the thread for all the covers in HQ and join the discussion here.