Every year, our forums try to guess who will score the guest editor role for Vogue Paris’ December/January edition. The honor last year went to Karl Lagerfeld, to Vanessa Paradis in 2015 and to Ines de la Fressange in 2014. Names like Maria Grazia Chiuri and Bella Hadid were tossed around in our Cover Rumor thread over the weekend, but as it turns out, it’s global sensation Rihanna taking over for Emmanuelle Alt this year. Photographed by Jean-Paul Goude, Inez & Vinoodh and Juergen Teller for the occasion, Rihanna gifts us three unique covers for French Vogue‘s final issue of 2017.
Per usual with a series of covers, our forum members weighed in on their favorite. “Love the JPG cover (above). It feels appropriate, festive and slightly cheesy. Not such a fan of the two others,” voiced forum member Lola701.
“I’m all for the Jean-Paul Goude cover, since it just screams quintessential France and works wonderfully for the issue. Inez & Vinoodh’s (below) comes a close second while the Juergen Teller cover (after the jump) falls completely flat,” said vogue28. (more…)
The Korean fashion glossies are pulling out all the stops for December 2017. First, W Korea produced two killer Lara Stone covers and now Vogue Korea delivers a striking and sexy cover starring Yasmin Wijnaldum. The Dutch beauty continues to gain momentum, impressing shoot after shoot and catwalk after catwalk. Making her fourth Vogue cover appearance, Yasmin turns up the heat wearing nothing but a pair of oversized Saint Laurent leather and shearling gloves, photographed by Steven Pan.
The cover ultimately left our forums divided. “Yasmin’s been fantastic in print lately, and this cover shot is another example of how fantastic a model she can be. I love the whole smoldering vibe the cover possesses, the use of Saint Laurent and how monochromatic the cover is,” admired forum member vogue28.
“Yasmin has been on a roll lately. I also instantly loved this cover. Very sexy. Congrats to her!” echoed Valentine27. (more…)
As expected, our forum members were thrilled with the outcome. “I love the second one (below)! And obviously it’s always great to see Lara Stone,” sighed a delighted GinAndTonic upon checking out the two covers.
“Wow Lara looks great here! I’m loving these covers, love the styling and the pose in the second cover – I might prefer this one,” Valentine27 chimed in. (more…)
Vogue Russia has had a fairly successful string of covers over the past year, managing to secure the likes of Natalia Vodianova, Irina Shayk, Birgit Kos and Marine Vacth. The final cover of 2017 stars Argentinean beauty Mica Arganaraz, the current face of Michael Kors, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. Mica poses on the studio floor wearing sparkly Louis Vuitton while sporting her signature curls.
According to our forum members, Mica’s hairstyle seemed to bring the cover down. “Someone do something with her f*cking hair! She’s a g*ddamn model for Christ sakes. I’m tired of this sh*t,” fumed A.D.C.
This has been a monumental year for Vogue Ukraine. Producing fantastic cover shoots one after the other, the title has secured a spot as one of the best international fashion glossies of 2017. Last month’s covers featuring Othilia Simon received a lot of praise and this month’s covers are just as outstanding. Newbie model Dorit Revelis makes her debut on three dazzling front covers, shot by Ukrainian-born photographer Jens Ingvarsson (also making his Vogue cover debut).
TFS forum members continue to be impressed by Vogue Ukraine, but seem to be tiring of the multi-cover trend. “The second cover (below) is ALL I NEED. Pure perfection. The others make it look like a child’s magazine. However, please STOP IT with the multi-covers. It doesn’t add anything. The multi-covers every month shows that they’re undecided so they just release all. Stop it. Pick the BEST photo and stick to it,” MON suggested.
“I agree 100%,” replied MyNameIs. “It’s not just a problem at Vogue Ukraine, but most publications. The middle cover is perfection. The other two seem like an afterthought. I do love the colors in all three though.” (more…)
There’s no denying that Vogue China has let standards slip this year as the magazine has produced a series of misses. From making the unforgivable mistake of hiring Terry Richardson to doing Karlie Kloss a disservice on the June cover, our forum members have spent plenty of time calling the magazine out. (The knockout Gigi Hadid cover for March provesit hasn’t all been downhill.) As Vogue China closes the book on 2017, Edie Campbell makes a return to the cover, posing for photographer Patrick Demarchelier in the great outdoors wearing a look from Chanel’s Cruise 2018 collection.
After checking out the cover, our forum members were divided in their opinion. “It looks like a Vogue Australia cover,” described OllieJE straight away.
“It does look very Vogue Australia, but I find it exceptionally beautiful,” said Benn98. “It’s nice to see something natural for this edition, especially after the Kris [Grikaite] cover. I like everything, the dress against that earthy setting, her makeup, pose.” (more…)