TheFashionSpot’s forum members still can’t get overWilly Vandeperre replacing Steven Meisel as Prada’s campaign photographer. With the exception of Jessica Chastain‘s Fall 2017 campaign, Vandeperre’s images have been redundant and forgettable — and Prada’s Resort 2018 campaign is just more of the same. Model Kris Grikaite is back, fronting the minimalist and stark campaign, which is split into two parts. Section one, entitled ‘Perspectives‘ (below), features full-length images of the collection, while ‘Synthesis‘ (after the jump) focuses on the accessories.
It’s no surprise that members of our forums weren’t here for the campaign. “Looks like Raf’s Dior – cold, sterile, uninviting. What will it take for Miuccia Prada to realize that Willy Vanderperre is plunging her brand into irrelevancy?” quizzed Benn98.
“With sales still being down, I figured they would have dumped Willy and gone for Meisel. How disappointing. He’s just not working out, the first campaign was good but everything else is just a big blur,” voiced an underwhelmed GivenchyHomme. (more…)
We can’t remember the last time a real couple graced the cover of Vanity Fair together but J.Lo and A-Rod (Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez to the uninitiated) close out 2017 on the publication’s December issue. This year has been a strong one for the title, with covers featuring the likes of a post-split Angelina Jolie and the unforgettable nude and pregnant Serena Williams. Photographing “J-Rod” for the cover was Mario Testino, who captured the couple at an enviable beach-front Malibu home. The pair snuggles up, with Jennifer wearing a floor-length Ralph Lauren dress and Alex wearing a Tom Ford tux.
Despite the perfectly poised cover, our forum members weren’t buying it. “There are so many… real couples I can think of who would have been more appropriate for this cover. They aren’t even an ‘it’ couple, whatever that means anymore,” ranted dodencebt the second the cover struck.
“Do people really care about these two? The relationship is already SO overexposed and a VF cover story is not warranted at all,” added Zposen. (more…)
Net-a-Porter’s weekly digital magazine The Edit rarely disappoints with its quality content and imagery. This week’s installment is no different, featuring Edita Vilkeviciute. The team takes us to Paris for the edition dated October 26, 2017, with photographer Quentin de Briey on hand and Morgan Pilcher on styling duties. On the cover (below), Edita wears a black PVC Philosophy di Lorenzo coat, layered over a sweater from The Row. Throughout the cover feature, the Lithuanian stunner models a wide range of leather and high-shine vinyl offerings from the likes of Simone Rocha, Saint Laurent and Tom Ford (we’ll take two of each, please).
Per usual, members of our forum didn’t hesitate to share their opinions. “I wouldn’t be surprised if Emmanuelle Alt hasn’t put out feelers to poach Morgan Pilcher from the Porter group. I’m as fed up with 80s edits as I am with a 90s streetstyle Tumblr accounts, but Pilcher really puts a fresh twist to an overplayed movement each time. The above edit is another prime example,” applauded Benn98.
“Just when I was thinking I haven’t seen Edita in a while, here she comes. I love these type of editorials shot in Paris and Edita looks gorgeous as always,” raved Lausanne. (more…)
This hasn’t exactly been Glamour‘s most successful year in terms of producing innovative and compelling covers, having amassed a slew of hits and misses throughout 2017 (more misses than actual hits). As a result, Glamour goes all out with its offering for December, proudly unveiling a selection of covers for the annual ‘Women of the Year’ edition. The list of women closing out 2017 includes Gigi Hadid, Nicole Kidman, Solange, Samantha Bee and organizers of the Women’s March, Muzoon Almellehan, Patty Jenkins and Peggy Whitson.
One cover, in particular, appealed to our forum members most. “We are now living in a topsy-turvy world where a Gigi Hadid cover looks better in many ways than a Solange and Nicole Kidman one. My fan club cards for the latter two should be revoked for saying this,” wrote Benn98 upon checking out the covers.
“My favorite here is Gigi, I like the attitude and the colors. The other covers have a nice color scheme but the images are nah,” added Srdjan. (more…)
There’s a select group of actresses who always deliver when covering our favorite fashion glossies and Penélope Cruz is most definitely one of them. Her flawless track record includes covers for American Vogue,Harper’s Bazaar Spain, W Magazine, Allure andInterview. The gorgeous Spanish beauty returns to the cover of Interview for a third time, appearing on the title’s inviting black and white cover for November 2017. Photographed by Christian MacDonald, Penélope serves a graceful and vulnerable portrait, along with an interview by Gwyneth Paltrow.
Our forum members were in awe. “Can’t remember the last cover of Interview that I liked this much (probably the one with Keira Knightley by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott). I’m a total sucker for Penélope Cruz, and she’s photographed just beautifully for this cover here. A thousand times more compelling than what Interview‘s been doing lately — I’m down for this,” voiced vogue28.
Since launching in March with a captivating Gigi Hadid cover, Vogue Arabia has continued to make its mark at the newsstands. The magazine has delivered gorgeous covers featuring Imaan Hammam, Pooja Mor and Halima Aden, and celebrated a handful of Arabian women on the October issue last month. For November 2017, global superstar Rihanna is unveiled as the title’s new cover girl while channeling Egyptian queen Nefertiti on two unique covers photographed by Greg Kadel.
Unfortunately, some of our forum members felt let down by the outcome. “I feel like magazines always do too much with Rihanna… she’s such a beauty that a natural shot of her would be so much more striking than her in this costume. Although I don’t mind the makeup, they should’ve of just stripped everything else off. Had she been bare-shouldered I would have loved this,” critiqued A.D.C.
“After all the hype, this is what we get? It’s quite hideous and I’m not sure why they’re so fond of that backdrop,” Benn98 chimed in. (more…)