We’re always hoping to see new faces down at the newsstand. We even regularly call out fashion glossies for using the same cover subjects over and over again. (We’re looking at you Harper’s Bazaar.) So we’re pleasantly surprised to see Vanity Fair welcome actress Ana de Armas to its March cover. The title has been on a bit of a roll lately following a triumphant RuPaul cover and now the mag delights once again by selecting the soon-to-be Bond girl as its latest cover star. Photographed on location in Beverly Hills, Ana wears Louis Vuitton (courtesy of Samira Nasr) for the charming cover shot captured by Cass Bird.
But our forum members weren’t impressed. “Whoa! Easily the WORST shot of her I have ever seen!” declared Miss Dalloway.
“Always down for seeing someone new on magazine covers and I’m extremely excited for the upcoming James Bond movie, but this is one weak cover for the gorgeous Ana de Armas! I saw this on Instagram and genuinely thought it was some random international edition of Vanity Fair,” vogue28 chimed in.
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Benn98 also wasn’t feeling the cover: “What a way to introduce a new face to the magazine public — run a cover with her looking half asleep in styling which resembles sleepwear. I don’t know who this girl is and based on what I see here I have no desire to find out.”
“Cass doesn’t seem the right photographer for Vanity Fair. Ana is gorgeous and will star in James Bond, why not use that as inspiration?” wondered apple.
“I predicted an American Vogue cover, but Radhika [Jones] snatched her first. I wish it was a more present shot because the styling and the background work for me,” noted dodencebt.
The cover did have a few fans like MON who called it “lovely.”
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