This year has been pretty turbulent for Marie Claire. Anne Fulenwider wrapped up her tenure, then Aya Kanai temporarily took over and just a few months later Sally Holmes was announced as Kanai’s replacement. Despite the mag’s game of musical chairs, it still managed to deliver stellar covers starring Elle Fanning, Emily Blunt, Gisele Bündchen, Megan Thee Stallion and Janet Mock. Now Marie Claire closes out the year with two Hollywood actresses with the unveiling of its Winter 2020 issue. Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh both land covers snapped by photographer Quentin Jones.
The first cover (above) left a whole lot to be desired. “Rip it up some more and start again,” voiced tigerrouge.
“Huh? What?” asked a dumbfounded kokobombon.
“What a train wreck,” Benn98 chimed in.
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KINGofVERSAILLES shared the same sentiment: “This is a sick joke.”
“Will this magazine survive in 2021?” wondered crmsnsnwflks.
“The pictures themselves are quite nice actually. But the design…” Marc10 pointed out.
“I like the shot of Scarlett that’s used in the cover actually, but the layout is appalling. Florence’s solo cover is pretty and nice but nothing groundbreaking,” remarked honeycombchild.
“Dumbfounded as to how that collage cover ever saw the light of day when those two solo covers of Scarlett and Florence are far superior — particularly Scarlett’s, which I find to be rather refreshing…” said vogue28.
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