Someone please advise Vogue Italia that it’s spring and we’d appreciate some breezy, colorful and awakening covers for these warmer months. The magazine continues to go down its favored dark route with the unveiling of its April 2015 cover, which surfaced earlier today. As per usual, we didn’t know what to expect from the edgy Italian title, but just like last month, we’re left underwhelmed and dissatisfied. Steven Meisel captured Karen Elson and boyfriend of fashion designer Zac Posen, Christopher Niquet for the cover shoot, who impersonate Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire respectively before Meisel’s lens.
Yet ultimately, we’re left depressed with the outcome. “Always black, always dark. Italian Vogue is one depressed lady, someone take her out for a walk, it’s spring. Also, I can barely notice it’s Karen, could’ve been anyone,” Srdjan discredited right away.
“I was so excited when I read that Karen was on the cover, then I clicked on the thread and… meh. It’s a very distracting cover,” echoed mistress_f.
Feeling the same way was Miss Dalloway: “Lovely to see Karen, but I am simply not in a mood for a Fred and Ginger kind of story, for god’s sake it’s spring!”
KateTheGreatest shared the same sentiments. “Why are all of their covers so god damn dark? Spring has come, lighten up a little bit. Also excited to see Karen on the cover but it could be anyone else as well. I’d rather see a close-up of her face,” she said.
Also not in the mood was gossiping: “Give it up Meisel…beyond bored of him, Mario Testino and Tim Walker. They are so stale.”
“With all the ‘shadow dancing’, it’s like Fred and Ginger in a Hitchcock film,” tigerrouge noted.
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