Ever since taking over InStyle back in 2016, Laura Brown has endorsed lots of interesting cover stars. We’ve encountered everyone from Kerry Washington to Lady Gaga to Carey Mulligan to Zendaya just this year. Now Cynthia Erivo is added to the impressive list with the unveiling of InStyle‘s October 2020 issue. Captured by photographer Joshua Kissi, the award-winning actress, singer and songwriter wears a ruffled lilac number from Alberta Ferretti’s Fall 2020 collection for the bold profile shot.
The cover immediately became a topic of conversation on our forums. “‘Cynthia Erivo Beautiful Music’ sounds like someone drew a blank when they had to think of creative cover lines. It’s a great profile image and the lilac works without being distracting. For some reason, it looks very ELLE,” voiced Benn98 the moment the cover dropped.
“Beautiful portrait! But that cover line…” echoed jorgepalomo.
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“This styling and the colors look very similar to their Lady Gaga cover earlier this year,” Handbag Queen pointed out.
“I don’t like the pink font, but I love Cynthia’s profile! It’s another good cover for October,” approved aracic.
“A bold and fabulous cover, love the use of the portrait shot which makes for an arresting cover and is guaranteed to stand out on the newsstand. I find this just faultless, love the lilac and minimal art direction. No complaints here!” raved vogue28.
Srdjan described the cover as “really beautiful.”
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