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Freja Beha Erichsen Cradles a Cute Baby Lamb on WSJ’s Cover — While Wearing a Fur Coat (Forum Buzz)

WSJ. Magazine doesn’t get the recognition it truly deserves and, once again, the publication has churned out another striking cover. The magazine unveiled its September 2015 cover featuring Freja Beha Erichsen, photographed by Lachlan Bailey, in the great outdoors clutching a cute baby panda lamb (cue the awws). But sine the Danish model wears a thick fur coat from Louis Vuitton (styled by Ludivine Poiblanc), we declare a huge styling mishap that our forums cannot overlook.

 

Here’s an early look at our September Women’s Fashion issue. #Freja on the cover in a @louisvuitton coat with an adorable #pandalamb Photographed by @lachlanbailey and Styled by @ludivinepoiblanc Stay tuned for more…

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“Lovely cover, how I love to see a model with an animal. Freja looks cute,” wrote burbuja8910 right away.

“Cute? Wearing a fur coat while cuddling a lamb is cute? LOL. A tad morbid to me. I enjoy furs so it’s not a matter of animal-activism. It’s just creepily inappropriate and insensitive of an image of a model cocooned in a huge fur coat while cuddling a live animal,” fired back Phuel.

Also not feeling the decision was orchidee: “Freja looks lovely, but I agree that there’s something super sinister about wearing a huge shearling coat while holding a lamb. ‘I’m wearing your mother and father right now. And you’re next!'”

In agreement was justaguy. “Sweet cover, but it is a bit strange with her wearing fur (even if it’s fake) and holding a baby lamb,” he noted.

HeatherAnne shed some light on the issue, writing, “I love it and think it makes for a stunning image. Fashion has always been provocative. I personally prefer this to the sexualization of young teens, or the culturally offensive stuff, the glamorization of hard drugs, etc. Though I can certainly understand, and respect, why others would be disturbed by it.”

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