Our forum members are all for the return of 90s supermodels to the covers of our favorite fashion glossies and over recent months Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington have been reminding us of the good old days. Now, following an appearance on Vogue Italia’s August 2019 issue, Claudia Schiffer is Vogue Russia’s January 2020 cover star. A longtime favorite of Karl Lagerfeld, Claudia pays subtle tribute to the legendary designer in the Cuneyt Akeroglu-shot cover photo wearing a red leather jacket from Chanel’s Fall 1992 collection (which she modeled on the runway).
But something was off with the cover, at least according to our forum members. “Why did they use this picture for the cover?” mikel asked the moment the cover dropped.
“There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Claudia’s face so not sure why Vogue Russia chose this image. I actually like the actual image, but not as a cover,” declared Benn98.
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“Oh Claudia…first Vogue Italia, now this? They’re really doing her dirty with all these nasty covers. A lovely image, but certainly not for a cover,” echoed aracic.
KissMiss shared the same sentiment: “Slightly weird image for the cover, but I like the image.”
“It’s a real shame Claudia’s face is barely visible in this because I would’ve been willing to shout from the rooftops about it. What an odd angle for a cover, completely ruins it for me and I loathe how the ‘O’ is missing entirely from the Vogue masthead,” critiqued vogue28.
“This is what you get when you’re already done with the shoot and at the same time are contractually bound to promote ‘Vogue Values‘. Slap on the tagline even without any correlation to the cover,” noted MON.
Check out some previews of Claudia’s cover shoot and see which photo should’ve been the cover here.