In a sea of familiar faces at newsstands, U.K. Harper’s Bazaar serves up someone completely different and unexpected for its latest issue. Bazaar tapped American actress Robin Wright to be its unexpectedly fabulous April 2016 cover star, looking radiant before the lens of David Slijper. Robin’s last notable cover was for Vanity Fair back in April 2015, so another magazine cover was certainly long overdue. Our forums first took an exclusive look at the cover for subscribers (below) showing the House of Cards star wearing a striped Ralph Lauren dress, while on the regular newsstand cover she wears Max Mara.
From the onset, our forum members weren’t exactly feeling it wholeheartedly. “So lovely to see her on the cover, wish it had ‘more’ energy, but it’s still nice,” posted Miss Dalloway.
“Great cover choice. I wish the photo itself had been stronger, but I’m all for seeing Robin. She can look quite harsh in photos I find, so it’s nice to see it all a little softer here at least,” chimed in honeycombchild.
“Good choice! Too bad the cover doesn’t reflect her beauty at all. The styling is awful,” echoed a less than impressed [Piece Of Me].
Also not exactly jumping for joy was A.D.C.: “I like the cover but the pose could have been better.”
Forum member gazebo was quick to pick faults, too, adding, “I was excited seeing the title. But I really don’t like it. She’s much more beautiful and striking than this photo. It just doesn’t look like her.”
“They Photoshopped all of her striking beauty away, and made her look like a dull catalog model,” mepps sharply criticized.
But things began to brighten up once Benn98 commented, “Love Robin Wright, she’s one of those rare women who you don’t see on rotation for women’s magazines. The shot is very safe, but I like the breeziness. Great for Spring.”
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