Vogue Italia delivers yet another themed issue for December, dubbed ‘The Celebration Issue.’ Photographic duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott captured a festive crew having fun at a Parisian eatery for the occasion. Cover one (below) features Natalia Vodianova tucking into a burger and fries, cover two (after the jump) catches Joan Smalls, Anja Rubik, Catherine McNeil and Jamie Bochert in their swimsuits taking a quick break in the kitchen, and cover three gives us a smiling Irina Shayk as she crawls across the dining table.
Was the Italian Vogue themed issue a success with our forum members? “YEAH, THIS is Vogue Italia cover worthy!” rejoiced Bertrando3. “It’s glamorous, sensual, fashionable and a real supermodel is on the cover where she belongs.”
“Yeah, this is the VI that’s been missing the last few years. Love all the covers,” declared MyNameIs.
“Love all three covers. The Vogue Italia vibes are back!” applauded StockholmFW.
Sharing the same positive attitude was forum member Sensation: “All three covers are great with perfect model choices!”
Not everyone was a fan, however. “I desperately want to like this, but I cannot. It’s the silly layout and the way they’re posing with food as if it’s props, LOL. The one with Irina is executed the worst. One would think she’s got a stole over her shoulder instead,” ranted Benn98.
Cottonmouth13 wasn’t pleased either. “These covers are so desperate. Even if you have these well-established models, the theme that you are going for is tedious, you will end up producing a more tedious result! But what I do not get is the fact that it has been themed issues since the new EIC took over. What’s the point?” he asked.
Conbothsides agreed, writing, “This is depressing. Mert & Marcus have been copying other photographers’ work to much lately but they never get it right. They lost it. Should get Testino or Meisel for this instead.”
“Haven’t we seen all this crap before in W Magazine?” slammed mikel. “Where are the days that M&M transported us to another world with their work?”
Oh well, you can’t win them all. Check out Mert & Marcus’ huge cover story and let us know your thoughts here.