Vogue Spain’s newly installed EIC, Eugenia de la Torriente, means business when it comes to cover stars, having recently given us the likes of Grace Elizabeth, Jessica Chastain and forum favorite Imaan Hammam. For August 2017, the Spanish fashion bible has secured the (usually) photogenic Irina Shayk. The current face of Blumarine makes a comeback to Vogue Spain‘s front cover, wearing a look from Raf Simons’ first Calvin Klein collection in the image shot by Mario Testino.
Members of our forums simply weren’t sold on Irina’s latest. “The layout, the mood, the photo just reminds me of Vogue Korea,” stated an unimpressed MON at once.
“It reminds me of Vogue Korea too,” echoed KateTheGreatest in agreement. “She looks awful, I’m not a fan but she looks better in some selfies. The styling is weird too!” she added.
“Awful styling and layout, it actually distracts from her which is never good when you book a Vogue cover. And I certainly don’t get her expression. Would never have thought this was shot by Testino purely by looking at it,” pointed out Benn98.
Echoing the sentiments was zoom: “The only thing that could make this worse was if Sgura shot it. Are we sure it was Mario? To be fair Testino’s work has been stale and tired for ages now, but this seems somehow even more dismal, if possible!”
Miss Dalloway wasn’t feeling it either, writing, “This is her worst cover, Testino is just so uninspired now. And for god’s sake, fix your layout. Ever since Torriente took over the magazine, the art direction got even worse!”
“It’s just wrong. All of this – poor Irina!” exclaimed narcyza.
Also failing to comprehend what happened was dodencebt: “She looked so alive the previous time she was shot for Vogue Spain by Testino. This is quite lifeless and dull to be honest; even her eyes look wonky!”
Await more from Irina’s cover story and add your own two cents here.