Dazed is a magazine that doesn’t usually receive much recognition on our forums, but with a cover subject like Gigi Hadid staring back at us from the front cover, how could we not take a look? The title celebrates its landmark 25th anniversary in publication this month and has gone all-out by delivering a selection of covers for us to choose from. Gigi came up first, followed by covers with Kate Moss, FKA Twigs and Pamela Anderson. Only a magazine like Dazed would serve up Gigi under some bed sheets, a hint of her face and body peeking out, while Harper’s Bazaar opted for a conservative close-up portrait.
Happy 25th birthday to us! We’re kickstarting the celebrations with @Dazed co-founder @rankinarchive and former Dazed fashion director @kegrand reuniting to shoot America’s sweetheart @gigihadid for the first of our 25th anniversary issue covers. Interview by Lila Moss Hack and Stella Jones. Cover 1 #DAZED25
However, Dazed‘s new cover failed to put the majority of our forum members in a celebratory mood. “Wow, something whimsical and mysterious for Dazed! Very fitting for their anniversary cover. Don’t care for Gigi, but this is a tremendous shot! All the elements came together rather nicely,” approved Benn98 straight away.
“Quite a nice cover but she could be anyone! I think Rankin did a great job at making her unrecognizable,” laughed KissMiss.
“She’s barely recognizable,” pointed out liberty33r1b in agreement.
GivenchyAddict jokingly replied, “Which is really cool!”
“Declare Independence [the cover reads] and yet she’s hiding in the shot? Contradicting. It could have been better,” pointed out an underwhelmed MON.
Yet once Kate’s cover came to light (below), discussion soon perked up. “Wow!” hailed an overjoyed ThatGuyPaul.
Tony Fersen shared the same enthusiasm, writing, “This cover with Kate Moss is my favorite for a long time – from all magazines!!”
“I love seeing a more realistic Kate,” said an appreciative kokobombon.
Do you agree that Kate’s cover trumps Gigi’s? See the rest and join the conversation here.