We all know Kim Kardashian is no stranger to the cover of Vogue (or any magazine cover for that matter) and her latest surprise appearance is on Vogue India (because anything sister Kendall Jenner can do…). The social media sensation who breaks the internet every time she posts a new selfie or switches up her hair serves up two covers for the March 2018 issue, marking her seventh Vogue cover. Photographed by Greg Swales, Kim works a red Jean Paul Gaultier creation in cover one (below) and poses against a wall of flowers wearing Philipp Plein for cover two (after the jump).
Forum members couldn’t knock Kim K this time. “It pains me immensely that I actually like these covers. UGH,” confessed happycanadian.
Despite his inability to take inspiring photographs, Karl Lagerfeld is always on his A-game when it comes to model casting and themes for Chanel’s elaborate fashion shows. The Kaiser won our forums over last season with a gorgeous Chanel eyewear campaign featuring forum favorite Luna Bijl and now, for Spring 2018, model-of-the-moment Adwoa Aboah snatches up the coveted campaign. Following in the footsteps of Cara Delevingne, Lottie Moss and Willow Smith, Aboah channels her inner Gabrielle Chanel, evoking the iconic photo of Coco and Serge Lifar from 1937, complete with turban and pearls.
Ultimately, the black and white campaign images divided our forums. “I wish her eyes looked at the camera,” said forum member apple upon checking out the campaign.
“Don’t like it, it’s one of her worst campaigns. There’s no energy or life in these images. The only way to make her seem vaguely interesting is to spice things up on all fronts. Styling, setting, etc. Because without the frills she’s bland. As it is, I’m perplexed how she came this far with her looks,” ranted Benn98. (more…)
We were pretty much done with our copies of Vanity Fair’s annual ‘Hollywood Issue‘ the moment it dropped, due to the atrocious post-production work that included additional limbs and Nicole Kidman morphing into Naomi Watts. Graydon Carter, unfortunately, left on a real low and it seems as though the magazine’s newly installed editor-in-chief, Radhika Jones, is off to a rocky start. Overhauling the magazine (as you do for your first issue), Jones makes the conventional choice of Jennifer Lawrence as VF‘s March 2018 cover subject (a firm Carter favorite), who was shot by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.
Unfortunately, our forum members weren’t too impressed. “Beautiful portrait of her face, and stunning light play, but another case of shrunken masthead! Why? It looks weird! I don’t get this sudden demise of art direction in magazines,” fumed Miss Dalloway the second the cover came to light.
Steven Meisel is on a roll this campaign season, having already shot Chloé, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Versace and Zara. Since he’s everyone’s go-to photographer lately, we aren’t surprised to see him return to shoot Max Mara’s Spring 2018 collection. Out is Grace Elizabeth who was the face of the luxurious Italian fashion label last season, in favor of 16-year-old American beauty Cara Taylor. Styled by fashion powerhouse Carine Roitfeld, Cara fits the mold perfectly in the clean and crisp images, which take us back to the 90s.
Our forum members couldn’t have loved the campaign more. “I would have never taken Cara as a Meisel girl, but this shot is fantastic! Meisel has created a very distinct style for Max Mara. It looks accessible and expensive at the same time. It works!” GivenchyHomme approved at once.
“I don’t know why Meisel and Carine work so well for Max Mara, turning the simple into the solid. This is just beautiful. Much like the Faretta campaign. The models are of course young but the final execution is distinctly aimed at the mature woman. Love it!” said Benn98. (more…)
The last time i-D Magazine managed to capture our attention was back in 2016 (and for all the wrong reasons). After a slew of forgettable and uninspiring covers, i-D has just become a must-have this month with an array of terrific covers for Spring 2018. Leave it up to Dutch photographic duo Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin to deliver, capturing the likes of Christy Turlington, Teddy Quinlivan, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Paloma Elsesser, Dara Allen, Adut Akech, Binx Walton and Cardi B, who were each shot in I&V’s classic black and white style.
Our forum members immediately sounded off on their favorite covers. “Thank the Universe for Christy. What a class act. Love how she keeps it real without selling out,” raved EstefaniaAbaddon.
We guessed it was only a matter of time before Grace Elizabeth scored the cover of Vogue Paris, given the fact that the American beauty already has covers for Vogue Italia, Vogue Germany and Vogue Spain under her belt. Emmanuelle Alt’s obsession with the 80s continues from Kaia Gerber‘s Vogue Paris cover last month with the new offering for March 2018. Photographed by David Sims and styled by Alt herself, Grace transforms into an old-school supermodel in the vintage-inspired cover photo wearing a black oversized leather Givenchy jacket, matching leather trousers, a dark smoky eye and nude lips.
The cover left a lot to be desired for our less-than-impressed forum members. “Kaia? Oh, it’s Grace! Nice dated cover but nothing extraordinary,” said Nymphaea the moment the cover dropped.
“Doesn’t look very March-ish. Very gloomy but I like Grace,” confessed Scotty. (more…)