Unfortunately, we rarely see models on the covers of mainstream American fashion magazines nowadays so our forum members rejoice whenever an editor is brave enough to pick a model for their cover. Nina Garcia gets a round of applause for bestowing upon us not one, but FOUR model covers for ELLE‘s July 2019 edition. Bringing awareness to causes close to their hearts, we welcome Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Doutzen Kroes and Anja Rubik down at the newsstand, each starring on solo covers all photographed by Chris Colls.
Despite the killer lineup, our forum members weren’t cheering. “How can you take people with such unbelievable faces and bodies and make them look so bad?” asked an underwhelmed tigerrouge.
“OMG, there’s not even one good cover here… How is it even possible?” questioned KissMiss.
“They should work, but all of them fall flat! I can’t understand why, but I just really don’t like any of them. Doutzen looks weird and the colors are so drab for July,” said 333101.
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StylishDreaming wasn’t feeling them, either. “So much wasted potential. The only cover I truly enjoy is Gisele’s. Anja comes close, but like someone already pointed out, she just looks sad and pitiful.”
But the covers did have a few fans. “Fantastic, love them all, but cut above is the Gisele shot! She just delivers, and understands her brand 100%! U.S. ELLE is really making me miss the old Vogue less!” approved Miss Dalloway.
“Nina is not playing! Go girl!” applauded Lola701.
“I absolutely love this! Love the cast and the causes!” admired KateTheGreatest.
See more from the cover shoots here and let us know which cover is your favorite.