Our forums couldn’t work out how Vogue Spain and Mario Testino managed to take such a horrible photo of Penélope Cruz last month and now we can’t fathom how they’ve managed to make the January cover look so cheap. Starting the new year for Spanish Vogue is Josephine Skriver, who makes her debut as a Vogue cover girl. But even with photographer Patrick Demarchelier behind the lens, our forum members were divided over how things turned out.
“Looks dated. Pass,” declared MON the moment the cover dropped.
“I wish Vogue Spain would stop with the sports covers, they look cheap. First it was Doutzen [Kroes] in an orange anorak, looking like the world’s most beautiful football hooligan, and now it’s Skriver-on-skis,” disapproved tigerrouge.
Sharing the same opinion was Benn98, agreeing, “It looks cheap and dated. No amount of Modelling 101 posing can take away from such a busy cover. It’s all too much, and not Vogue at all.”
Gazebo wasn’t very impressed either. “It’s not bad, but it would be great if it was on location – on a snowy mountain or a ski cabin. There’s a disconnect between the complete activewear attire and the static white studio backdrop, it doesn’t make sense.”
“The cover looks dated but I like it,” confessed narcyza, just as a more positive attitude began to fill the thread.
TeeVanity certainly liked what he saw: “It’s a gorgeous cover, happy to see Josephine get her first Vogue cover.”
Also quick to declare the cover a success was Miss Dalloway. “What a perfect January cover! Love everything about this, she looks fantastic,” she pointed out.