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Is Karl Lagerfeld Even Trying Anymore? Cara Delevingne and Lily-Rose Depp Pose for Chanel’s Basic Fall 2017 Campaign

If you’ve spent any time on theFashionSpot forums over the past few years, you’re well aware of complaints that Karl Lagerfeld has let standards slip when it comes to Chanel ad campaigns. According to our members, he once again fails to bring his A-game to the new Fall 2017 campaign, which they deem “underwhelming” and “disappointing.” Playing it safe, Lagerfeld taps regular Chanel girls Cara Delevingne and Lily-Rose Depp, who pose against a basic white backdrop in the familiar surroundings of Karl’s photographic studio in Paris, while modeling Chanel’s space-inspired collection.

Chanel F/W 2017.18 : Cara Delevingne & Lily-Rose Depp by Karl Lagerfeld


The campaign failed to propel our forum members into another dimension. “The most depressing Chanel campaign yet! But guess what, it won’t hurt their books because people are suckers and will still buy this,” stated an underwhelmed Benn98 straight away.

“I expected more, a whole lot more. This is pitiful. Why bother with shooting a campaign if it’s going to end up looking like a basic look book?” asked a dumbfounded GivenchyHomme. (more…)

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How Did Vogue Japan Manage to Make Six Top Models Look So Plastic on This September Cover?

Last month, our forums lost it over Vogue Japan’s embarrassingly overcrowded August cover, featuring 67 Dolce & Gabbana-clad models. Moving on from that mess, the glossy has pared it down to just a handful (six) of the industry’s top models to front the all-important September 2017 cover. Luigi & Iango captured Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, Natasha Poly, Doutzen Kroes, Vittoria Ceretti and Anna Ewers for the group cover image, with Anna Dello Russo styling the girls in head-to-toe Prada.

Vogue Japan September 2017 by Luigi & Iango


Was it enough to win over our opinionated forum members? “Absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous styling! I will be splurging on this!” declared an overjoyed GivenchyHomme upon seeing the cover.

“Stunning cover. Pure perfection,” applauded fashionlover2001. (more…)

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Aamito Lagum Steals the Spotlight on UK ELLE’s Delightful August Cover

Our forums are slowly starting to appreciate everything British ELLE lately, just as the magazine’s brand new EIC, Anne-Marie Curtis, begins to take over the magazine. Lana Del Rey photographed like a dream for the June cover, while Hailey Baldwin stunned on last month’s offering. As the fall season looms, UK ELLE ushers in “fashion’s new mood” with the August issue and welcomes cover girls Adrienne Juliger, Aamito Lagum and Isabella Emmack wearing head-to-toe Miu Miu, captured by Liz Collins.

UK Elle August 2017 : Adrienne, Aamito & Isabella by Liz Collins


One model, in particular, stood out from the trio. “Aamito (center) could’ve handled this cover alone. She is just so stunning!” said mathiaskatz.

“This definitely should be a solo cover for Aamito, anyway I’m glad she got it!” agreed thatsfierce. (more…)

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A Bevy of Diverse Models Star on UK Harper’s Bazaar’s ‘Garish’ August Covers

Models continue to reign supreme at UK Harper’s Bazaar during 2017, with Karen Elson appearing on the June cover and a beaming Ashley Graham fronting July. Now, Bazaar‘s series of colorful August covers features diverse beauties including Irina Kravchenko, Lara Mullen, Ling Chen, Malaika Firth and Polina Oganicheva. Photographed by British Bazaar staple Erik Madigan Heck and styled by Leith Clark, the girls star on the magazine’s six unique covers to celebrate the new season.

UK Harper's Bazaar August 2017 by Erik Madigan Heck


Overall, the covers weren’t well-received by our forum members. “I hate when they put any editorial shot as a cover. It’s so clueless to think just anything can work as a cover,” said A.D.C upon seeing the subscribers cover (above).

“Exactly!” agreed Miss Dalloway. “Justine Picardie is so clueless. Listen, I do appreciate her supporting models for the covers, LOVE IT! But she needs better execution, the issues are also terribly boring. It’s just a snoozefest! Irrelevant snoozefest!”  (more…)

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Irina Shayk’s Vogue Spain Cover Is Ruined by Awful Art Direction

Vogue Spain’s newly installed EIC, Eugenia de la Torriente, means business when it comes to cover stars, having recently given us the likes of Grace Elizabeth, Jessica Chastain and forum favorite Imaan Hammam. For August 2017, the Spanish fashion bible has secured the (usually) photogenic Irina Shayk. The current face of Blumarine makes a comeback to Vogue Spain‘s front cover, wearing a look from Raf Simons’ first Calvin Klein collection in the image shot by Mario Testino.

Vogue Espana August 2017 : Irina Shayk by Mario Testino


Members of our forums simply weren’t sold on Irina’s latest. “The layout, the mood, the photo just reminds me of Vogue Korea,” stated an unimpressed MON at once.

“It reminds me of Vogue Korea too,” echoed KateTheGreatest in agreement. “She looks awful, I’m not a fan but she looks better in some selfies. The styling is weird too!” she added. (more…)

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Three Is Not a Charm for Vogue Germany’s ‘Cheap’ August Covers

What’s going on over at Vogue Germany lately? Last month, the magazine managed to botch a cover image featuring the ever-gorgeous Anna Ewers and now delivers a trio of atrocious covers for August 2017. The German glossy sure does love a multi-cover issue and this month gives Yasmin Wijnaldum, Anna Cleveland and Birgit Kos individual covers. Photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, the girls pose in the studio wearing a mix of Gucci, Miu Miu and Loewe, leaving our forum members shaking their heads in disbelief.

Vogue Germany August 2017 : Yasmin, Anna & Birgit by Giampaolo Sgura


Better luck next month, Vogue Germany. “Too much for my eyes,” exclaimed horrified forum member MDNA.

“I can’t believe that’s Yasmin (above). She looks the worst! Sgura, well done for making Yasmin look cheap because I could NEVER imagine that one day I would find a hideous shot of her like this. Birgit is also too good for that mess (below right),” wrote badgalcrush. (more…)

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