On our forums, Natasha Poly is one model who can do no wrong. Whether she’s nailing the “new sexy” for Vogue Japan, proving she’s the ultimate Vogue Paris cover star or striking a fierce pose for Balmain‘s advertising campaign, Natasha always nails it. So we aren’t surprised to see the Russian beauty make a much-anticipated return to Vogue Russia for April 2020. Marking her 60th Vogue cover appearance, Natasha appears angelic while sitting on the studio floor wearing a white lacy dress from Givenchy’s Spring 2020 Haute Couture collection picked by Olga Dunina for the Claudia Knoepfel-shot image.
But Natasha’s latest failed to hit the spot. “A bit on the drab and forgettable side for me. It’s not only zoomed out, the art direction looks like an afterthought and I don’t get the styling. To think that both the photographer and editor actually pushed this forward as a cover image is laughable,” remarked Benn98.
“Was so excited to see Natasha, but this cover is dreadful! The boots are the biggest eyesore, I can’t even…such a shame,” agreed aracic.
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“Minimalism does not always mean elegance. Her hair looks messy and this dress looks like your grandmother’s curtains and we all know how uncomfortable such heavy, rough boots are in warm weather. A Vogue cover has always been a window into a beautiful fairy tale, now it’s just a window into a provincial street,” Minerva13 chimed in.
Forum member tigerrouge shared the same sentiment: “I feel like I’ve seen this before — and the only thing missing is a baby. Bring the glamour back.”
“Why? Why are they doing something like this in 2020?” asked GivenchyHomme.
“May not be Natasha’s finest moment on a magazine cover, but there is NO WAY I am going to complain about Natasha Poly on the cover of Vogue — ever! A diehard Poly fan through and through right here so I’m sold no matter the outcome,” added vogue28.
Check out the supplement cover (featuring Natasha and her two adorable children) and have your say here.