We hate to admit it, but Porter just hasn’t been doing it for us lately. The magazine’s made some very disappointing cover choices as of late. Even Doutzen Kroes, Imaan Hammam and a majestic elephant couldn’t save the glossy’s Summer Escape issue. Prior to that, Bella Hadid’s cover, shot by controversial photographer Terry Richardson, came under fire because, well, Terry Richardson. And the title has yet to redeem itself. The glossy’s Fall 2017 issue stars an awkward-looking Cameron Russell. Vogue favorite Cass Bird appears to have caught the model-turned-activist (who wears a feathered Calvin Klein dress) mid-pose. Sigh. We anxiously await the day Porter resumes its winning streak.
Our forum members did not hesitate to call the magazine out — again. “I’m not a fan of this at all. Weird expression. Porter has totally gone off the boil lately,” remarked honeycombchild.
“I suppose this counts as a bad shot of Cameron, if such a thing could exist. She looks like she’s been caught mid-conversation outdoors on a windy day,” tigerrouge chimed in.
“Very behind-the-scenes. I never expect of Porter to deliver an epic studio-shot cover, but please try a little. Maybe their policy is to make it look easygoing and spontaneous, but it never works for me,” added Srdjan.
Also unimpressed with the cover was one Miss Dalloway: “Porter is doing worse and worse covers, how are you gonna do Cameron so bad? I will never get how these magazines having such beautiful, and super photogenic models, and just not getting it right!”
“Bring back Inez & Vinoodh,” pleaded DutchHomme, suggesting that Cass Bird simply can’t deliver the goods.
Handbag Queen wasn’t overjoyed either. “Lucky people who get to decide on the content of a magazine cover are probably paid tons of money and are well respected for their artistic talents. Sometimes I just don’t understand their ‘vision’. This is one of those times,” she commented.
See what else Porter‘s newest edition has to offer — including Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner’s digital cover — and join the conversation here.