We gave Marie Claire a hard time in 2017 for delivering awkward covers that were often over-styled or reeked of Photoshop. The new year is here and after a questionable Holiday 2017 cover featuring Gwen Stefani, the magazine does us proud for February 2018 with a gorgeous and glamorous cover featuring Hailee Steinfeld. Photographed by Kai Z Feng, the singer and actress serves major Brooke Shields realness, sporting bombshell hair and a smoldering makeup look while working a glitzy Saint Laurent number.
Overall, our forum members gave their seal of approval. “She’s a gorgeous girl, got a tiny bit of that Brooke Shields jailbait innocence about her in this shot,” pointed out tigerrouge.
“That’s a beautiful portrait,” added dfl-001.
“I instantly like this. She looks great, especially with the art direction. Very vintage model. Hailee is very underrated on magazine covers, so it’s great to see her,” Benn98 chimed in.
Vogue28 couldn’t have agreed more, replying, “I also instantly liked this too, and I’m here for the Brooke Shields vibes. This is easily the strongest cover Marie Claire has done in years!”
Sharing the same sentiments was dodencebt. “Hailee is this fantastic young talent with a promising career and a great sense of self and I am here for her gracing magazine covers. I wish there were more. I see the Brooke Shields comparison as well, and while I don’t like the cover itself due to the art direction and that dress, she looks gorgeous,” he confessed.
“I got the young Brooke Shields vibes too. Kinda meh cover, but she looks gorgeous,” MyNameIs said.
“Very nice close-up picture of the young actress. I hope the cover story editorial does her justice as well,” commented carolisque.
Check out Hailee’s accompanying cover story and join the conversation here.