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Amber Valletta Takes Us Back to the 90s on Vogue Korea’s September Cover (Forum Buzz)

Fashion magazines have served their fair share of 90s flashbacks this month. From Natasha Poly‘s Vogue Russia cover to Amber Valletta starring on Vogue Korea‘s moody, grungy and nonchalant September 2015 cover. The current face of Anthony Vaccarello was shot by Scott Trindle on location at Coney Island and rocks a little black dress styled by Ye Young Kim. To finish the evident 90s-inspiration off, the iconic supermodel showed off a blunt hairstyle as she commands our attention via Trindle’s lens.

Vogue Korea September 2015 Amber Valletta by Scott Trindle


Our forums were left divided over the cover. “My goodness this is depressing: Is this Vogue North Korea? And that’s what this issue resembles in spirit to me. No energy, no excitement, no joy, no fashion statement,” ranted Phuel immediately.

“Looks like something lifted from the 90s, there’s nothing current about this cover. I wish fashion, and in fact pop-culture, would just leave the 90s be!” added Benn98.

Also underwhelmed was Nomar, who disapproved, “Could’ve been executed so much better.”

“I like the image because it gives me ‘Amber in the 90s shot by [Peter] Lindbergh’ vibes but I don’t think it’s cover-worthy,” discredited kokobombon, as a very dim light started to appear at the end of the tunnel.

Nepenthes soon lifted the mood, admiring, “I like it. It feels very classic and laid back.”

In agreement was justaguy. “I actually like the cover too and love that it’s Amber!” he replied.

“I love this cover, super chic! Amber looks great,” raved a very much satisfied Emmanuelle.

What’s your opinion? Are you over being reminded of the 90s? Vent here.