A new trend is starting to emerge this month, as multiple magazines serve up their cover subjects completely naked. It started with racy French publication Lui delivering 12 top models posing unclothed for a series of images that translated into 12 separate covers and now Harper’s Bazaar Australia jumps on the bandwagon. Getting 2016 off to a positive and healthy start, Bazaar tapped local Aussie stunner Miranda Kerr to front the January/February edition. Shot by Steven Chee, Miranda poses nude on the balcony of a swanky hotel in West Hollywood, leaving our forum members picking their jaws up off the floor.
But in the worst way possible. “I hate when fashion magazines do nude covers. You know you’re a FASHION magazine right?” asked A.D.C. the moment the cover struck, completely unfazed.
“Nope. I feel uncomfortable,” awkwardly added Oxymore.
Also uninterested by the outcome was Benn98: “No thanks!! Does Miranda really need to show off her body this much? I feel like I’m always seeing her au naturel for Harper’s. Nudity aside, it’s not a great start to 2016.”
In the same frame of mind was glamrockgal, complaining, “I don’t like nude covers, you are a fashion magazine. She has gone nude for other magazines too. What’s new?”
MON certainly wasn’t a fan. “Aren’t fashion magazines supposed to be selling clothes? Way to introduce the new season Harper’s Bazaar… Lui wants their reject cover back,” he pointed out.
“What were they thinking? Where’s the fashion, indeed… at least style her in lingerie. The photography is lacking as well,” discredited kokobombon.
“It really doesn’t feel like HB because she is nude and the pose looks awkward. However, she seems like someone who is desperate for attention and therefore is just the right person to be on the cover naked,” snarled KateTheGreatest.
Ouch! Are you happy to see nudity on fashion magazines? Add your own two cents here.