Vogue Russia had a fairly good 2017 in terms of consistently good covers but failed to generate much buzz for the first issue of 2018, featuring Jean Campbell. The magazine, once again, has our full attention with the unveiling of its bold and electrifying February 2018 cover. Making a reappearance (after fronting the March 2016 edition) is American model Grace Hartzel, doing her best David Bowie impression for the 80s-inspired cover photo. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Grace wears an oversized, OTT Gucci look, styled by Olga Dunina, complete with hair coiffed into a mullet for optimum effect.
Members of our forums loved it. “WOW, now that is bold!” Royal-Galliano approved.
“Wow! I love it so much, mullet and all. It’s 80s to the max; colors, outfit, makeup and hair. Although still manages to avoid looking like a costume. I also love the composition – how the top fills out the space of the image. 1980s done right. Good job!” gazebo raved.
Apple was quick to describe the cover as “stunning!”
“I’m buying it. Amazing cover!” said narcyza.
“Now this is gorgeous! It has the right amount of attitude and energy. It also doesn’t fall as outright pretentious,” wrote MON.
Sharing the same enthusiasm toward the cover was McKinney: “I quite like this! She pulls off the David Bowie circa 80s vibe SO well, and her bright blue eyes on the cover perfectly complement the other colors.”
“At face value, it’s bold and impactful in a way that it will command your attention on the newsstand. Plus, their understated styling approach to the 80s is refreshing,” forum member Benn98 commented.
See more from Grace’s cover shoot and share your own opinion with us here.