Our forums had been waiting for what felt like an eternity for Vogue Italia’s April edition to come out. After Steven Meisel returned to photograph last month’s cover, he does his disappearing act once again, leaving the magazine to usher in three different photographers to compensate. Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh and Bruce Weber were each commissioned to produce a series of three images for three unique covers.
Members of our forums couldn’t wait to pick out their favorite. “The Demarchelier images are the best for covers, all three ladies look stunning. I am so over multi-covers though, especially when they are all from completely different shoots,” declared LastNight.
“I love everything I see… IMO every image works in its own right, each photographer has done what they do best,” kokobombon championed shortly after.
Also showing some appreciation was happycanadian: “I enjoy pretty much everything I’ve seen so far. I think Liya produced the strongest image, without question. But I think this shot of Gigi is absolutely stellar. Simple and clean and gorgeous. I’m not mad at her for getting the cover.”
TREVOFASHIONISTO echoed the same opinion, writing, “They could have honestly just had Patrick’s cover with the 3 different images as different covers on their own.”
“Here for Demarchelier, what a master he is, such stunning portraits!” Miss Dalloway praised.
The rest of us weren’t feeling it whatsoever. “I really don’t understand the point of having 3 covers from 3 different photographers giving 3 COMPLETELY different vibes… Seems like there’s still absolutely no direction whatsoever at VI,” complained a frustrated Wolkfolk.
“OMG! This is TERRIBLE! Don’t know where to start. Vogue Italia is just lost and clueless. They really don’t know what to do. It’s incredible to see its immense downfall,” shared a less than impressed Creative.
Check out the cover stories and tell us what you think here.