The fashion industry continues to embrace Irina Shayk as a high-fashion model. She currently stars in the pages of W magazine, took to the pages of Vogue Paris a few months ago and also graced the cover of Interview Germany. Irina is now unveiled as the cover girl for Numéro‘s May 2016 issue, following in the footsteps of Gigi Hadid, Catherine McNeil and Daria Strokous. Photographed by Anthony Maule, Irina looks unrecognizable sporting a short, dark wig and an eye-catching Valentino dress in the stark and dynamic cover shot.
But the fashion-forward cover left our forum members extremely disinterested. “Nope. Just no. The hair, the heavy eye makeup and the intense pose were rendered pointless by the lifeless stare. With that look, you need a striking stare. A stare that is so intense and captivating. I see none of that here. It had all the elements of ‘fierce,’ but the stare ruined it,” complained MON at once.
“Bad cover, this hair is horrible and Irina looks uncomfortable,” Aizanara chimed in.
Also unimpressed was ChicSaks: “Wrong hair, wrong makeup, wrong styling, then, awful cover. Numéro just shouldn’t make this mistake.”
Wolkfolk wasn’t exactly forgiving, either: “Why does she always look so vulgar?!? Honestly, she’s a beautiful girl but she’s just not an interesting or refined model. I can’t wait for the end of her bearding contract to Bradley Cooper, maybe then the fashion world will stop trying to make her happen.”
“Is it just me or does this look like a Photoshop disaster? Look at her legs…” pointed out congacon.
“Awful in every way,” declared an appalled MyNameIs.
Await more from Irina’s Numéro cover appearance for May 2016 and share your own opinion here.