There’s no denying that Numéro has been seriously lacking in the relevance department lately, failing to bring us compelling covers on a consistent basis. But with the French title’s double holiday issue that closes out 2015, Numéro secured one of fashion’s most in-demand (whether you like it or not) faces. Gigi Hadid makes her debut on the front cover, posing before the lens of photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino clad in a design from Balmain as she playfully tugs on her slicked-back ponytail, looking like, well, an amateur contestant on America’s Next Top Model.
Members of our forums were put off almost immediately. “I suppose, when you’re racking up the covers, some of them are going to be mediocre. That body is not being shown to its best advantage,” complained tigerrouge right away.
“My thoughts exactly! Her body looked amazing at the American Music Awards but the fit of this dress does her no favors. It squares her,” discredited A.D.C.
KateTheGreatest slammed, “Awfully boring, tired of Gigi, Olivier [Rousteing] and Balmain. They are being shoved down our throats yet they bring nothing new to the table. I can’t wait for this social media period to finally be over.”
Forum member dior_couture1245 simply discredited, “Very ANTM,” suggesting the cover shot lacked some serious modeling skills.
“Besides the terrible celebrity turned model (really, she’s bad, I would even take Kendall over her), the photography is really off. It is so dark and badly Photoshopped… Why did this magazine become so bad? I used to love their work,” added a frustrated EstefaniaAbaddon.
“Nice, but somehow the proportions seem off,” questioned Nymphaea, shedding a glimmer of light on the cover.
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