Margot Robbie is capturing our post-holiday mood perfectly on the latest cover of Porter. Four years after its inaugural issue (starring Gisele Bündchen), the Aussie actress is finally making her debut as a Porter cover girl (fresh from Harper’s Bazaar) while following in the footsteps of Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o and Natalie Portman, to name just a few. Photographed by Yelena Yemchuk and styled by Camille Bidault-Waddington on location in Los Angeles, Margot takes a dip in the pool wearing a swimsuit from Chanel (for which she is brand ambassador).
Despite Porter‘s attempts at brightening up our winter, the cover failed to stimulate our forum members. “I appreciate the risk they took but the slimming effect of the water makes her neck look insanely long. It’s all so robotic and uncomfortable, she reminds me of an android,” complained dodencebt.
“The water concept isn’t clever, it comes across as amateur hour,” HeatherAnne added.
“Definitely not the right pose for this shot. Like she’s trying too hard to keep her face outside of the water. And the elongated neck is creepy. It’s a shame because I like the minimalism and crispness of the cover overall,” Benn98 chimed in.
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Marc10 wasn’t won over, either. “It’s… ALMOST great. The angle is just a little unflattering,” he pointed out.
“I don’t like this. Boring,” declared Perickles.
“They should’ve given this to Camila Akrans! For sure a missed opportunity to do something great with her,” Xone said.
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