Over the past year, it has become evident that V Magazine is no longer the cutting-edge publication it once was. Actress Daisy Ridley attempted ladylike glamour on the last issue and now Sam Smith is the magazine’s latest attempt to get our attention on the cover of Issue #111 Spring 2018. Photographed by Nicola Formichetti, the Brit singer-songwriter is joined by model-of-the-moment Grace Elizabeth as well as male models Jules Horn and Jaad Belgaid. Despite Sam being the main focus of the image, someone else succeeded in stealing the shot.
Who, you ask? Our forum members made it clear immediately. “Damn, this could have been an amazing close-up cover of Grace Elizabeth! Sam Smith looks okay, but those two models look like 18+ actors. What’s with the model aesthetics nowadays… Where has the gentleman look gone?” asked Srdjan upon seeing the cover.
“Grace looks gorgeous as always and I wish she had gotten the cover to herself (gigantic hat included!). Its a shame she’s been shoved to the back,” said 333101.
“Should’ve been just Grace,” stated Cute.
In agreement was forum member GivenchyHomme, writing, “I like the V logo. They haven’t played around with it in a very long time. It’s Sam’s cover but Grace stole the spotlight!”
“V Magazine must really like Grace, she was featured in 3 issues last year. She deserves her own cover!” pointed out gunsnroses.
“Well, I think Grace Elizabeth looks breathtaking and I’d very much have preferred her to get this without the random guys, George Michael wannabe included,” mentioned Benn98.
Apple shared the same opinion on Grace. “Grace looks splendid and elegant. Love the red lipstick and thick eyeliner,” she complimented.
“I forgot V still exists. But this cover proves to me why I forgot about them,” slammed TaylorBinque.
Check out the accompanying cover story, see what else V’s latest issue has to offer and join the conversation here.