Speculation as to who Emmanuelle Alt might tap for Vogue Paris’ all-important September issue has been a topic of discussion on our forums for months. Given Alt’s track record of repeating cover stars, we aren’t at all surprised to see Rianne Van Rompaey make her third cover appearance on the French fashion bible for September 2019, starring on not one but four covers. Going all out for the mag’s 1,000th issue, Alt had the Dutch beauty pose before the lenses of Mikael Jansson, Juergen Teller, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and Alasdair McLellan evoking the spirits of the four fashion capitals: New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Which cover came out on top? “Rianne shows a great deal of range. It’s unfortunate that these photographs are so terrible. The styling on London and New York is absolutely atrocious. Paris is blah. I like where they were going with Milan, however the result looks amateurish. They all look amateurish actually,” called out GivenchyHomme.
“Can’t believe Vogue Paris is gonna let me down like this. What a waste of resources to do four cities and get a mediocre end result each time,” stated RedSmokeRise.
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“Tired, cliché and boring covers from Emmanuelle, as per usual. Rianne is a great model, but that doesn’t mean she can push through these trite cover images. And it’s beyond me how she has another cover this year,” declared Fiercification.
MyNameIs shared the same sentiment: “Yikes. Cool idea, but the execution is tragic. Don’t think the model is right, either. The styling though…80s hair and denim for NYC? When was the last time the stylist’s been to NYC? In fact, all four of these are so cliché and cheesy — and not in a good way.”
“I don’t even know where to start… Everything is so wrong, although the idea of doing something with the four fashion capitals is cool, the execution is tragic! We were hoping that Vogue Paris would save our September, but it just ended up making things worse,” agreed DK92.
Will you be hunting down any of these covers? Await the contents of the issue and join the conversation here.