The British edition of ELLE often fails to impress our forum members, and the big spring issue seems to have missed the mark again. Keira Knightley wears Chanel exclusively on the March 2015 cover and in the accompanying cover story photographed by Mariano Vivanco. Keira is no stranger to wearing Chanel on magazine covers and in general; we’ll never forget her beautiful cover for U.K. Harper’s Bazaar back in February 2014.
So what went wrong here? “She looks beautiful, as always, but the image itself isn’t great for a March cover for me,” commented honeycombchild within moments of the cover surfacing on our forums.
“Yeah, it’s not too springy for March. I wish it was a close up, from her right elbow up. She’s gorgeous, I want to see her face,” soon responded KateTheGreatest in agreement.
Feeling the exact same way was tigerrouge: “It’s not a super-impressive shot for the front of a big March fashion issue, but she does look lovely, and I’m happy to see that it’s her.”
“Keira looks tremendous but there’s zero ‘fashion’ here. My main problem with ELLE is their cover styling. It’s been much too cohesive lately, you actually cannot tell the one month apart from the next,” complained Benn98.
A.D.C. also felt the cover was anticlimactic and ranted, “British magazines are really anti glamour aren’t they? One of the reasons why I appreciate UK Bazaar. They at least try to produce glamorous covers but Vogue and ELLE are a pedestrian lost cause.”
Check out the five covers the magazine has produced for Comic Relief inside the thread. Be sure to join the discussion here.