We’ve been keeping a watchful eye over Tatler ever since Richard Dennen took over the British fashion, lifestyle and society magazine back in 2018. He kickstarted his tenure with an elegant Nicole Kidman cover and 10 months later, he’s keeping up the good work. Proving age is just a number, the May 2019 cover features 85-year-old Joan Collins, who last appeared on the magazine in 1983. The legendary actress was photographed by Luc Braquet and styled by Sophie Pera in an array of diamonds and feathers for the glam cover shot.
Safe to say our forum members were fans of the outcome. “All hail the queen of camp! I would’ve liked this on principle alone, that it’s such a stunning shot makes it even better. Plus it’s historical in a sense that she’s not wearing a wig! Truly a W Magazine-level portrait cover, and perhaps the strongest under the new EIC after Nicole Kidman. I’ll get it despite all those eye-rolling Meghan cover lines,” remarked Benn98.
“No doubt Edward will be sure to monopolize headlines if the next issue of British Vogue goes out on a limb to ‘celebrate’ age. Here, we just have Joan Collins on the front of a magazine where it makes sense to see her, and her age isn’t really an issue,” appreciated tigerrouge.
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“LOVE her! Such a dramatic actress and a gorgeous woman too. This cover is stunning, and the layout works wonderfully,” Bertrando3 raved.
Magsaddict was a fan too, commenting, “Love this! It really takes Tatler back to its 80s campy heyday when it was all about big hair and the Sloane Rangers. After all, I think the camp and tongue in cheek is partially what makes Tatler such a guilty pleasure.”
Also keen to show the cover some love was forum member Miss Dalloway: “Over 80 and a cover star, love it!”
“Fabulous! Quintessential Joan and I am immediately sold. What a wonderful surprise!” applauded vogue28.
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