To kick-start award season, Edward Enninful gives up British Vogue‘s February 2019 cover to actress Emma Stone, whose last notable appearance at the newsstand was for US ELLE‘s September issue. Photographed by Craig McDean and styled before a pale blue backdrop by Venetia Scott, Emma wears statement blue eyeshadow, a red lip and a jacquard Louis Vuitton jacket (because what else?).
Members of our forums weren’t exactly… awestruck. “American Vogue is that you?” asked jorgepalomo.
“Sex, lies and motherhood? Is this Cosmopolitan? So he’s also using the American Vogue headline font now too? He desires that job so much it’s painful to watch,” stated aracic.
“Reading those cover lines is giving me déjà vu, they seem lifted straight off past issues of US Vogue! Emma in Louis Vuitton, groundbreaking. Bills got to get paid I guess,” A.D.C echoed.
[ Not a tFS forum member yet? Click here to join! ]
“No! She is not selling me this, the makeup, the styling, the hair, her expression. It is all just SO cold, and remote,” ranted Miss Dalloway.
Creative wasn’t impressed either. “I would’ve never guessed this cover was done in 2018. Looks so demodé,” he said.
“From her head upwards, I like it – it reminds me of a cover we’d have seen about ten years ago and the blue background goes well together with the pink masthead and bright makeup. My problem is the styling – WTF is that floral straitjacket all about?” quizzed 333101.
Also mocking the Vuitton ensemble was GivenchyHomme: “It looks like she’s wearing a pop up tent!”
Are you fond of the outcome? Sound off and check out some previews, here.