Let’s face it: The September covers have been far from impressive this year and now W Korea has managed to mess up Karlie Kloss on the cover of its latest. Our forums have been keeping a close eye on Korean W after the publication put itself in the spotlight by tapping the likes of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid for recent covers. Now, in a bid to keep us engaged, Karlie poses on the magazine’s September issue, photographed by Luigi & Iango. Shot in the studio, the current face of Versace wears Christian Dior — but looks absolutely nothing like herself.
“Karlie Moss?” asked a startled Nepenthes the second the cover came to light.
“Karlie? It looks like a hybrid between Moss and Kloss,” added a stunned madzedre.
Also unable to recognize her was Scotty, pointing out, “I thought that was Aline Weber or some other model… mess.”
“She looks like she’s trying to give us a Sasha [Pivovarova] look, but it looks so limp by comparison,” explained a disapproving Moofins.
Bertrando3 shared the same sentiments. “Aline-Sasha-Kate etc. They retouched Karlie SO SO SO much she does not look like herself and there is NOOOOO energy whatsoever and don’t get me started on the layout or the styling. It’s a fail. NEXT!” he declared in utter horror.
TREVOFASHIONISTO threw in: “To me she looks like Maryna [Linchuk].”
“I was thinking Magdalena [Frackowiak],” laughed kenndale, adding to the list.
“What’s the point of getting a certain successful model if you Photoshop her into another person?” questioned a frustrated KateTheGreatest.
A wasted opportunity, you have to admit. Add your own two cents here.