Ashley Graham photographs like a dream. Need proof? Just take a look at her covers of British Harper’s Bazaar, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, ELLE, Glamour, British Vogue and the David Yurman Fall 2018 campaign. So how did Allure manage to get it oh so wrong when it came to profiling the supermodel? Shot by Vanina Sorrenti and styled by Alex White, Ashley sports a chunky Chanel sweater, blue eyeshadow and the wet hair look on the mag’s questionable July 2019 cover.
Members of our forums weren’t impressed. “Terrible hair and makeup! And I’m not sure whether the stylist is trying to go for late summer or autumn with that heavy jumper,” pointed out an underwhelmed Benn98.
“A total flop and a missed opportunity. Ashley Graham has one of the most photogenic faces in the industry and Allure (a beauty magazine) decides to go for a body shot,” chimed in vogue28.
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“Allure: where shots that wouldn’t even make it into a fashion editorial get chosen for the cover of a beauty magazine. Given how inclusive this magazine tries to be, I wonder if some people will see this and get upset about the message of certain body types covering themselves up for summer,” noted tigerrouge.
“Hate the sweater, but love the hair and makeup,” admitted Bertrando3.
In the same frame of mind was kokobombon: “I don’t like the styling, but I think this might be her first cover where her body doesn’t look too Photoshopped…”
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