Magazines have a lot to celebrate right now. Vogue Germany is currently in the midst of celebrating its 40th anniversary, Vogue Paris is set to unveil its 1,000th issue this month and Vogue Japan decided to commemorate two decades in print with its September 2019 cover. To mark the momentous occasion, Japanese Vogue features some of modeling’s brightest newcomers on its cover: Rebecca Leigh Longendyke, Hikari Mori, Anok Yai, Adut Akech, Kris Grikaite and Fran Summers. In the vibrant cover shot captured by Luigi & Iango, the girls huddle together and give us a (mainly) neon moment wearing a selection of ruffled Saint Laurent minidresses selected by Anna Dello Russo.
But the cover missed the mark. “The cover is kinda weak for a big anniversary issue,” stated MDNA.
“It just never works when they do group covers… No one is bringing it because that styling and positioning make it impossible!” commented Miss Dalloway.
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“Great cast in terms of relevance, but the result is disappointing. These young, beautiful and successful girls didn’t find a way to shine together as some poses are weird, the styling is too much. Adut is the best and steals the show without a doubt,” shared apple.
“After realizing this is their 20th anniversary issue, I hate the newsstand cover even more. It’s horrible even though some of the models are beyond stunning,” complained aracic.
“As usual, Adut’s pretty much slaying everyone here,” declared ForTheImage.
“Most of them look bored. The pose of the girl on the left end is just so amateurish. Adut is the definite winner here,” agreed KissMiss.
“It could’ve been a strong image with better positioning or if they got rid of everyone but Adut,” called out Ken Doll Jenner.
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