Vogue Spain just hasn’t been quite hitting the spot for us lately, having insisted on churning out a slew of lackluster covers. The magazine must’ve heard our cries for something spectacular, because they brought our the big guns for April 2019. None other than Penélope Cruz (a firm forum favorite) is guest-editor of the entire issue. No stranger to the Spanish fashion bible and in true celebratory fashion, Cruz appears on not one but two wonderful covers this month. Cover one (below) captures the actress in a demure, regal and ladylike manner, shot by Peter Lindbergh wearing a vintage Chanel suit. Cover two (after the jump) is quintessential Penelope, dialing up the glam and striking a pose decked out in Versace before the lens of photographic duo Luigi & Iango.
Lindbergh’s cover (above) was the first to surface. “I love it! Every time they put Penélope on the cover it’s sublime!” raved jorgepalomo.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Vogue España get it right like this. She looks like royalty,” admired tigerrouge.
“This is one of Peter Lindbergh’s best portraits. Very cinematic, and Penelope looks stunning. She looks like a beautiful woman in her 40s, which is what she is. Bravo to Peter, and his unrelenting battle against the tyranny of Photoshop,” mepps appreciated.
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Discussion soon moved onto Luigi & Iango’s cover (below). “Oh wow, I’m actually mad about the second cover! And that Versace dress looks stunning on her. I’ve always believed Penélope to be more of a Versace than Chanel woman,” voiced Benn98.
“Holy smoke! The second cover is hot. I live for it. She fits Versace so much better than Chanel,” agreed TaylorBinque.
“The second cover is a typical Penélope look that can’t go wrong – slay!”
Marsnoop2 couldn’t have agreed more, writing, “OMG that second cover is fantastic, that dress looks stunning on her!”
Check out the digital cover (which is equally as jaw-dropping) and await the contents of the issue here.