Here at theFashionSpot, we’re huge advocates for diversity and it’s becoming apparent that our favorite glossies are finally catching on. One of last year’s most diverse magazines, Allure has recently featured the likes of Angela Bassett and Rihanna as cover girls, along with a trio of Asian beauties back in June 2018. Now, the beauty publication taps actress Gemma Chan for the cover of the April 2019 issue, captured by photographer Paola Kudacki,
What more could we ask for? “It’s refreshing to see an Asian woman on a major magazine cover. It’s very elegant and chic,” said tFS forum member GivenchyHomme the moment the cover struck.
“I love this cover, it makes me smile and feel good. I am visually invested in the fashion, the image and ultimately the cover star: gorgeous!” Bertrando3 added.
[Piece Of Me] agreed: “Delighted to see Gemma Chan landing such a big cover. She looks stunning.”
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“The expression could be better, and I hope we get to see her statuesque presence in the editorial. She’s one of the few celebrities of today who are actually better than working models,” complimented Ken Doll Jenner.
Ellastica wasn’t totally sold. “Mixed feelings on this. Of course, props to Michelle [Lee] for putting an Asian female on their cover. However, is this magazine the lovechild of i-D meets InStyle Bridal? Yeah we get an Asian female on the cover but then her stunning face is half shrouded by that flower. I would’ve preferred a bolder color theme on the cover. As it is, all I see is Gemma’s giant clown grin,” she said.
“I think it’s fantastic that she’s on the cover – the only quibble I’d have is that Allure did the ‘flower in front of her right eye’ for Rihanna in October 2018, so if this pose starts happening again and again, it’ll stop being cute,” echoed tigerrouge.
Are you into it? See more images from Gemma’s accompanying cover story and join the conversation here.