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Jill Kortleve Makes Her Vogue Paris Debut on the Mag’s Cut-and-Paste February 2020 Cover

Emmanuelle Alt made Vogue Paris the most predictable title of 2019, constantly giving up the cover of the French fashion bible to the usual suspects (Erika Linder twice and Rianne Van Rompaey a total of three times). But Alt appears to be turning over a new leaf in the new year by welcoming a fresh face on French Vogue for February 2020. Jill Kortleve makes her debut on the magazine striking a pose in Saint Laurent for the cover shot captured by Dutch photographic duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

Vogue Paris February 2020 : Jill Kortleve by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin


But the cover failed to excite our forum members. “Emmanuelle Alt’s interpretation of ’embracing different shapes’. The cover is awful from start to end and Jill Kortleve is actually a gorgeous girl,” expressed Benn98.

“Wow. I have no words. Seriously, I am floored. This is the worst image I have ever seen in my life. This teen girl pink background? The ‘rural/country wanna-be-a-model-girl pose’? What is that face?” declared a far from overjoyed dontbeadrag.

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“I think it’s hilarious that Vogue Paris’ way of embracing ‘Vogue Values’ is by putting someone who 95 percent of people would consider thin or at least of standard model proportions on their cover and calling her a ‘body positive figure’ who ‘redefines the standards of beauty’. Or maybe it’s just the way they Photoshopped her?” wondered vavavinny.

Valentine27 felt the same way: “She might be different from the usual fashion standards, but it doesn’t show on the cover. That’s a pity, especially when the title states ‘different’. I don’t even mind the cut-and-paste pink background at this point. The representation is just wrong and I feel like it’s a missed opportunity.”

“I kinda like it!” defended vogue28. “I’m taken back to Vogue Paris covers from the 90s (like the one with Meghan Douglas by Mario Testino).”

“I like it. Vogue Paris is the only Vogue that is still bearable. May Alt continue for many years and never be replaced by a social media chaser,” wrote Les_Sucettes.

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