Vogue Turkey had a perfectly satisfactory 2016, delivering the likes of Bella Hadid, Lara Stone and Kendall Jenner, but there was a serious lack of diversity on its covers. Thankfully, the year wasn’t a total (white)wash as the magazine goes out on a high featuring Lineisy Montero on the December issue. The “catwalk queen” makes her long-awaited Vogue cover debut wearing Elie Saab, photographed by Katja Rahlwes.
Having a wonderful cover subject is one thing, but did Vogue Turkey successfully pull off the shoot? Our forums are divided. “I like the styling, color scheme and layout but her expression annoys me for some reason — makes me want to slap the pretentious smirk off her face,” wrote kokobombon.
“Please don’t, she’s got only one expression as it is. This is Lineisy’s first Vogue cover, and while I’m glad for her, her print presence is still positively unremarkable. It may as well be a mannequin we see here,” Benn98 added.
Anlabe32 wasn’t jumping for joy either. “There’s a reason this girl is never on Vogue covers and this cover explains it. She looks ill,” she pointed out.
“She always looks bored/uninterested and there is never emotion in her eyes,” DutchHomme ranted.
Also quick to show their disapproval was MyNameIs: “I hate everything about this cover. What a cheap and amateur Vogue Paris wanna-be. There is not one redeeming quality here.”
But not everyone was so dissatisfied with the outcome. “She looks gorgeous, and lovely styling!” championed fer19dog.
“So happy for Lineisy, a solid Vogue cover debut,” TeeVanity applauded.
“I’m happy to see queen of the catwalk on the cover of Vogue!” approved narcyza.
How do you feel toward the cover? See more from Lineisy’s first Vogue cover story and voice your congratulations here.