Vogue has read our wish lists and delivered someone totally different and unexpected for its debut issue of 2016. In a surprising turn, Alicia Vikander graces the cover of Vogue‘s January edition, shot by photographer David Sims. Shying away from the magazine’s usual aesthetic, Alicia looks unrecognizable styled in a blunt wig and tan skin while wearing a futuristic creation by Louis Vuitton. The Swedish actress already stars on the January issue of British Harper’s Bazaar, but that certainly hasn’t stopped us from showing this particular cover some major love.
“Now this should actually have been the cover for December! I love the festive mood. This is without a doubt David Sims’ best cover for U.S. Vogue. She looks alive, great tan and vibrant colours,” pointed out an enthusiastic Benn98, hitting us off on a high note.
“Love her and love the cover! She’s a great actress, so deserving of this and a refreshing new face for U.S. Vogue!!” Handbag Queen praised soon after.
RanThe was also an admirer, adding, “I love the cover! It’s a big step up from Jan 2015. Starting the year out right with a new face… First time I’ve been excited to go buy a January issue since Meryl Streep‘s cover in 2012.”
MON felt the same way: “I love this. It has this quirky side to it that makes you love it at first glance. It lightens your mood immediately. I really like it! Great way to start the year!”
In the same frame of mind was Miss Dalloway. “Best I have seen her look in print, I often feel she lacks presence in photos. A nice unpredictable start for 2016,” she enthused.
“It looks super fresh. I hope this is an indication of what 2016 will look like at U.S. Vogue,” gazebo approved.
Wow, that wig sure dodged a bullet! Check out some previews of Vogue‘s January edition and share your own opinion here.