Vogue Australia sure loves Cate Blanchett. So it should come as no surprise to see the Aussie fashion bible turn to its favorite face during such uncertain times. The mag welcomes the established actress to its double June/July 2020 edition (three years after her last appearance). Riding out the lockdown at her English residence, Cate teamed up with renowned Australian artist Fiona Lowry on the other side of the world to produce a truly serene painting made from a photograph for the cover image.
Our forum members certainly weren’t thrilled with the cover. “Vogue Australia has transformed itself into one of the most pretentious editions out there,” said MON the second the cover surfaced.
“Edwina McCann is so lost. She thinks she’s a god. This magazine is bullsh*t,” voiced caioherrero.
“I find it pointless. If you are doing a painting for a cover, it’s better to go with stylized anatomy/graphic style as opposed to realism. It always ends up looking like a badly edited photo,” critiqued avonlea002.
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Benn98 wasn’t much of an admirer: “This is quite disappointing, everything really. Layout, image and that corny pose.”
“My god, how do you receive this painting and go, yes, this is our cover?!” wondered a dumbfounded Miss Dalloway.
“Out of all the artists they could’ve gone with, they chose Fiona Lowry, whose sepia painting style does not match the Vogue brand one bit,” dodencebt pointed out.
“As much as I love Cate Blanchett and how she’s the perfect candidate for an Australian Vogue cover, I find the outcome extremely questionable. This, in comparison to David Downton’s illustrated covers for the 50th anniversary issue, is laughable,” added vogue28.
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