It’s hard to believe that it’s taken Condé Nast this long to give us a Polish edition of Vogue, yet Vogue Polska makes its long-awaited debut this week on newsstands. While a select few magazines are cutting back in 2018, the release gives a much-welcomed boost to the industry and reminds us that there’s still a demand for print. Veteran Polish models Anja Rubik and Malgosia Bela appropriately take to the inaugural cover, photographed by Juergen Teller on location in the middle of Warsaw as the Palace of Culture and Science looms in the foggy background.
Unfortunately, the magazine’s debut failed to make an impression on our forum members. “Feels like I’m looking at Vogue Polish Architecture or something. Pretty weak debut cover for me,” stated Ed the moment the cover dropped.
“Even Małgosia and Anja can’t save this cover. Very weak debut,” noted narcyza.
“Two amazing supermodels on a very boring cover. I can’t remember the last time I liked anything by Juergen Teller,” voiced gunsnroses.
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In agreement over how underwhelming the cover turned out was MyNameIs: “Not a Vogue cover worthy image, let alone a debut cover!”
But not everyone was so disappointed. “I’m not as offended by this as other people here. At least they’re trying something, more than a lot of the other Vogue‘s can say,” reasoned forum member lelaid.
“I think this looks wonderful! Very excited about this release!” exclaimed a delighted sapphirenick.
“Excited for this issue’s debut! A solid and obvious cast for the first issue. I like the idea of showing a monument like the Palace of Science and Culture. It’s promising!” raved Valentine27.
A solid debut or a weak effort? Sound off and await the contents of the issue here.