There’s no denying that Numéro has been seriously lacking in the relevance department lately, failing to bring us compelling covers on a consistent basis. But with the French title’s double holiday issue that closes out 2015, Numéro secured one of fashion’s most in-demand (whether you like it or not) faces. Gigi Hadid makes her debut on the front cover, posing before the lens of photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino clad in a design from Balmain as she playfully tugs on her slicked-back ponytail, looking like, well, an amateur contestant on America’s Next Top Model.
Members of our forums were put off almost immediately. “I suppose, when you’re racking up the covers, some of them are going to be mediocre. That body is not being shown to its best advantage,” complained tigerrouge right away.