There’s been a lot of debate this week on our forums about the various worldwide editions of Vogue beginning to resemble each other. Now, Vogue Mexico jumps on the Gilles Bensimon bandwagon by tapping the French and Australian Vogue favorite to shoot its newly-released March 2015 cover. The legendary French photographer captures Edita Vilkeviciute wearing head-to-toe Chanel, styled by Sarah Gore Reeves. The Lithuanian beauty makes her way through a sea of parasols, appearing remarkably polished for a trip to the beach.
The majority of us cannot help but feel unimpressed. “This is really sad. She’s such a beautiful model and here she looks awful,” GlamVal posted the moment the cover surfaced on our forums. He later returned and said, “I can’t believe this hideous angle is shot by Gilles Bensimon.” Not off to a very good start.
“I love Edita but I had higher expectations from her & Bensimon. Both can do much better than this. And I don’t like black text in combination with the peach shade,” added KateTheGreatest.
Forum member kokobombon couldn’t wrap her head around the outcome, either. “Edita + Gilles should equal an amazing cover. Instead we’ve got this, it looks like a catalog imo…so cheap looking when the clothes are so not,” she noted.
MON wrote simply, “This is an eyesore.”
Things later started looking up. “She is one of the most stunning women in the industry,” admired littlekiki.
“Love this, funny 80s in a great way,” responded GlamorousBoy.
Check out some previews and share your own opinion here.