If you didn’t realize that Vogue Germany has been celebrating a remarkable 40 years in print, we aren’t surprised. The magazine’s pitiful attempts at documenting the landmark have fallen short on our forums thanks to a slew of unimpressive covers featuring the likes of Isabella Rossellini, Gisele Bündchen, Stella Tennant, Victoria Beckham and Gigi Hadid. To close out the celebration, the German fashion bible picked Rianne Van Rompaey as its December 2019 cover star. Photographed by Collier Schorr and styled by Nicola Knels, the Dutch beauty and Vogue Paris regular stars in the rather bland cover image wearing a look from Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2020 collection rendering our forum members (almost) speechless.
Commentary soon began to flood the forums. “‘Feel Free’ to let your content be dictated by a big advertiser. So this is the cover they have to close out their anniversary year with. Very underwhelming,” wrote mikel the moment the cover struck.
“‘Feel Free’ to throw this in the bin,” voiced MON.
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“I think these simple covers must sell for them or why would they do them so often? And especially for this anniversary year! It is starting to feel a bit depressing, but somehow I am still into it,” Miss Dalloway shared.
Also not exactly jumping for joy was slayage: “Rianne looks beautiful, but the layout of the cover ruins the whole shot.”
“The image is OK, but I hate how the font ruins the whole cover,” echoed burbuja8910.
“Rianne is beautiful as usual, but the cover does not make me want to buy what she’s wearing — or the issue,” confessed apple.
“Ignoring the horrendous fonts they’ve used, the image itself is great. One of the best cover shots of Rianne I’ve seen in a while. Her expression and hair are so strong,” declared Nomar.
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