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Grace Elizabeth and Anok Yai Save Vogue Japan’s Overly Altered January 2020 Cover

We’ve been eagerly anticipating Vogue Japan’s latest cover given the fact that the magazine allowed us to watch the cover shoot live. Skipping photographic duo Luigi & Iango this time around, Japanese Vogue commissioned Nick Knight to capture its January 2020 cover starring models-of-the-moment Grace Elizabeth and Anok Yai. The two beauties deliver a striking shot outfitted in looks from Christian Dior’s Fall 2019 Haute Couture collection courtesy of Sarajane Hoare.

Vogue Japan January 2020 : Grace Elizabeth & Anok Yai by Nick Knight


The cover didn’t go over well with a few of our forum members, however. “What in the Avon airbrushed to death campaign is this?” asked Riseup.

“I was looking forward to this cover, but they just had to add this atrocious filter! I wonder who’s to blame: Nick Knight or the editor?” declared russianelf.

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“What a disappointment! I expected so much from this duo and photographer. Vogue Japan really makes any photographer’s signature style void,” said apple.

But not everyone was left unsatisfied. “This is a rather gorgeous cover despite the over-the-top color filter,” proclaimed SLFC.

“Although it does indeed look like a beauty campaign, it is undeniably stunning,” MON chimed in.

“Despite the filter and all of the airbrushing, I like the cover. Both models look stunning and it works for Vogue Japan,” applauded aracic.

“What a gorgeous cover, they have really been on a roll this year. Great way to usher in 2020,” heralded Miss Dalloway.

Do you love or loathe the cover? Sound off and check out the accompanying cover story here.