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What Has Vogue Ukraine Done with Carmen Kass’ Face? (Forum Buzz)

We’d like to give a round of applause to Vogue Ukraine for welcoming back Carmen Kass to the Condé Nast fashion bible. Curiously, Carmen’s last cover of Vogue was way back in September 2012 for Vogue Mexico, so an appearance was long overdue. The magazine hired Russian photographer Jegor Zaika to capture Carmen wearing a minimal outfit from Sportmax styled by Philip Vlasov, making for a fresh January front cover.

Vogue Ukraine January 2015 Carmen Kass


But our forum members are noticing something a little off about the cover. Do you? “Awful airbrushing. They made her look like Timon from The Lion King,” exclaimed an unimpressed Creative, who set the tone of the entire thread.

“Whoa! A model like Carmen does not need her face changed! Seriously!!!! So nice to see her back on the cover of Vogue, shame they felt she had to be transformed,” added Miss Dalloway.

VersaceVixen009 felt the same way and echoed, “So happy to see my Carmen but God the airbrushing is NOT necessary!!”

Also not showing much enthusiasm was kokobombon: “The eye, the nose… Photoshop disaster! Awful styling and color scheme imo.”

“I’m so confused by her head positioning! Have they reapplied it onto a different neck?” questioned Cosmic Voices.

MyNameIs shared everyone’s sentiments regarding the post-production. “Yeah, disappointing way to start the year for VUA. Love the choice of Carmen, and I think there was a good idea there somewhere, but it doesn’t come together. The aggressive Photoshopping doesn’t help.”

Are you upset with the amount of airbrushing Carmen’s received on Vogue Ukraine? Join the discussion here.