The September covers have been disappointingly ordinary so far and now, for what’s considered the biggest fashion issue of the year, Vogue Portugal opts for a mostly nude cover model. After successfully securing Noami Campbell and Anja Rubik in recent months, Portuguese Vogue taps 90s supermodel Helena Christensen for September, in a bid to attract some much-needed attention. Shot by photographer An Le, Helena stripes down while clutching a nondescript article of clothing against her bare skin. Fashion issue, you say?
Our forum members weren’t afraid to let loose their opinions. “Looks like an ELLE cover,” slammed a disapproving A.D.C the second the cover came to light.
“Come on, An Le! You’re better than this. Don’t know why they went with black and white for September,” added a startled Benn98.
“Cheap and underwhelming,” described an unforgiving YohjiAddict.
Also left underwhelmed was Nymphaea, asking, “Come on! This has been done how often?”
“I must say I like it but I’m not sure for this no-clothing choice for a September cover,” wrote narcyza, just as discussion was beginning to perk up.
“The nudity wasn’t necessary for a fall fashion issue but her expression is everything!” Urban Stylin declared.
RanThe reasoned, “I honestly don’t mind that’s it’s in black and white. Is unusually sultry because Helena just has that look. Also, kudos to Helena for still looking fabulous and that body is A+!”
“So much for the fashion issue but that aside Helena looks incredible and I love the clean layout. This is a standout cover in my opinion,” applauded marsnoop2.
Are you a fan? See some previews of Helena’s cover story (where she actually wears clothes) here.