It was bound to happen eventually. Five months after her Mario Testino-lensed Vogue Special Edition cover, Kendall Jenner has returned to the cover of Vogue for its all-seeing, all-knowing September issue. This morning, Jenner took to Instagram to announce her Mert and Marcus-shot cover (below), on which she wears a Napoleonic, bow-bedecked Gucci skirt suit — and not much else — against a slate background. “In a room with a bunch of people I love, looking at this cover made me cry. I FUCKING DID IT. SEPTEMBER VOGUE. This is the coolest thing ever! Can’t thank you enough Anna, for giving me the honor,” the model wrote on Instagram.
As our forum members pointed out, the pose and layout harken back to Beyoncé’s September 2015 cover. Meanwhile, the substance of the interview with “The Face That Launched a Billion Likes,” i.e. Kendall’s much-discussed, formidable social media presence, seems like a continuation of Wintour’s September 2014 Instagirl-themed issue. Kendall, however, shares the cover with no one. She is, in fact, the first lone model to grace the American glossy’s September chapter since Mario Testino-photographed Kate Moss back in 2011. The issue, which hits newsstands later this month, is now available through pre-order on Amazon.
As with all things Kendall-related, the sight of the Vogue cover prompted much discussion on our forums. Some were (for once) feeling Kendall, but not the cover’s styling or formatting.
“They did her no favors with the layout, shadow font, and cheap background. The image of her is actually really nice…” remarked JesseDillon. (more…)