Magazines often pile on the cover lines but, much to our delight, British ELLE is keeping it minimal as it starts 2019, allowing the cover image to do most of the talking. Chrissy Teigen takes to the cover of the January issue, receiving the full Gilles Bensimon treatment as she struts down Malibu beach sporting a full look from Christian Dior’s Resort 2019 collection (not exactly your average beach attire though, right?) styled by Anne Christensen.
Members of our forums weren’t buying ELLE‘s latest. “Chrissy is doing what magazines are making me do – walk away with a disgusted look on my face,” stated tigerrouge the moment the cover struck.
“Already can’t stand her, and now this awful cover! Styling is equally terrible as well. I had so much hope for this considering it was shot by Bensimon, but it fell flat, I’m afraid,” said Benn98.
“Chrissy is not model material and has never been right from the start of her career. She does not know how to pose. I don’t hate her, it’s just the facts. But these days on covers you either have `that´ or Instabrats…what a choice for magazine covers,” Bertrando3 added.
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“I always find it interesting to see what she, being a ”model’, can bring to a fashion spread. I’m always 99% disappointed and this is no exception,” ranted Srdjan.
Mepps wasn’t an admirer, either: “Only her husband understands her appeal, because I don’t!”
“So UK ELLE editors, why did you choose a mediocre model for a shoot with a highly respected photographer?” asked SLFC.
However, not everyone was quick to bash Chrissy and the outcome. “Chrissy hasn’t been a ‘model’ for a long time, she’s a celebrity and has been treated as such here. I like her personally, it’s nice for someone to have such a personality and something about them. I don’t care for the shot or the styling at all but it’s a new face at least,” confessed honeycombchild.
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