V Magazine has been teasing us with previews of its upcoming Fall 2015 issue for days. The mag got us talking after unveiling a series of images featuring a handful of models, including Kate Upton, Miranda Kerr and Joan Smalls, posing suggestively on a bed. All this was before the official front cover for the issue was released. The cover finally dropped earlier today, starring Lana Del Rey, photographed by Steven Klein for a series of dark, mysterious and haunting portraits.
Our forums began to hate on the cover immediately. “‘The Best of the Best Issue’ with the worst of the worst covers,” mocked an underwhelmed Kite.
“Oh no!! What a letdown. The preview looked so promising, and we got this eternal 60s big hair? It doesn’t even look like Klein’s work,” Benn98 added.
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In a state of shock was MON: “Oh my goodness. What’s happening with the hair on magazine covers lately? My goodness. Nothing in this cover is worth buying.”
TREVOFASHIONISTO was also left unsatisfied, asking, “I mean how many times have we seen this image of her?”
Forum member khyrk even went so far as to announce: “Probably the worst September cover.”
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“That cover is hideous. They should have just used the preview cover as the main one, because this is a letdown and it looks dated,” complained RanThe.
“This is just awful… zero creativity, I’m surprised Klein did this,” admitted kokobombon.
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