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Amber Valletta Attempts to Save the World on Vogue Italia’s March 2019 Cover

Vogue Italia just isn’t the same without Franca Sozzani, and no matter how many Kaia Gerber, Gigi Hadid or Kendall Jenner covers Emanuele Farneti throws at us, it’s simply not enough. The magazine’s big spring fashion issue for March 2019 is here and at the very least, it’s highlighting a great cause — saving our planet. Enter model Amber Valletta, photographic duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and stylist Ib Kamara, who make up the team shooting this month’s ‘sustainable’ cover featuring Amber watering some plants while decked out in head-to-toe Gucci.

Vogue Italia March 2019 : Amber Valletta by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott


Our forum members are so over Italian Vogue. “Her face looks odd … what a waste of Amber! And the theme … we only have one world and still, you produce such mediocre work on paper made from precious trees!” called out Starry.

“Terribly awful! I can’t help imagine what Steven Meisel could have made of such a theme. At least something visually arresting. Why not feature a designer known for sustainability on the cover if you really want to make a statement? VI really has no vision anymore, nothing interesting to say or show,” echoed style_expert.

“This looks so wrong. Unfortunate,” tjasmine commented.

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“This had all the ingredients to be good: You’ve got Amber, you’ve got M&M, you’ve got the concept … but the execution is so poor. The issue is a tribute to our planet, which is OK, but putting some plants and a cover line is not enough. Why not style her in Stella McCartney, who has been very active in this field?” asked apple.

Sharing the same sentiments was phungnam96: “This magazine is lost!”

“What in the world is this!” exclaimed dodencebt.

GivenchyAddict certainly wasn’t into it either: “Oh my, oh my. If you want a shoot with substance and to use fashion as a medium to talk about current issues, let Meisel do the job, please. I have a headache just by thinking about the amount of money, the people involved to produce this cheap tacky cover and editorial. Our ‘one world’ does not deserve this!”

Care to see more? Check out Amber’s cover story and a special tribute cover to Karl Lagerfeld here.