For what felt like the wait of a lifetime with endless speculation and discussion amongst our forum members inside the Cover Rumor Thread, Vogue Italia’s September cover finally dropped on our forums earlier today. The magazine followed tradition and went all-out for the celebratory issue. Steven Meisel photographed an endless list of models ranging from Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell to Natasha Poly and Anna Ewers for the spectacular fold-out cover.
Within moments of the cover surfacing on our forums, members could barely contain their excitement. “YESSSSSSSSSS! This is the best model group shot ever!!!!” exclaimed migelalmeida.
“Group covers seem to be ‘on trend’ but this is BY FAR the best!!” agreed orchidee.
Wolkfolk was also enthusiastic about the fold-out: “The white borders bother me more than the sepia. It gives a nostalgic feeling to the cover, like a special moment captured in time which it is. Meisel proves once again that nobody does group shots like him. I LOVE the cast (Elise, Christy, Iselin, Sasha). Some muses are missing and their presence would’ve made this even more incredible but this [is] already perfect. The composition is fantastic and kudos to the stylist.”
The issue is clearly already a hit as valliaddict wrote, “Yes yes yes yes YES!!! This is giving me everything I need for a September cover! I will most definitely be saving my coins to buy this one. I’m kind of shocked that Freja or Arizona weren’t a part of this, but I’m not complaining.”
“I’m getting three copies! One to read, one to frame on the wall (omg, the cost of a custom frame to accommodate the fold out), and one vacuum-sealed to be kept in the darkness of my collector’s vault!” raved Aedlacir.
YoninahAliza shared everyone’s positive attitude: “Holy smokes… now this is how you do a September issue (and one with models too)! I liked U.S. Vogue‘s cover but this one from VI is very, very cool. Though, at the same time it is a tad overwhelming with all those models… I almost don’t know where to look they all look so good!”
Don’t do anything before you check out the entire fold-out cover in all its glory and be sure to join the discussion here.