Now that Eugenia de la Torriente has officially left Vogue Spain (with no replacement in sight), the magazine has become extremely hit or miss. The editor ended her tenure with a gorgeous Penélope Cruz cover for January. But Jill Kortleve and Bella Hadid failed to stimulate for February and March respectively, while Jodie Comer‘s flawless cover last month made us rush to newsstands. With the Spanish fashion bible’s latest, Paloma Elsesser lands her third Vogue cover appearance of the year. Photographed by Alique and styled by Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Paloma wears a look from the Jacquemus Spring 2021 collection for the sleek May 2021 cover.
Paloma’s latest addition to her portfolio divided our forum members. “Not a bad shot. But it’s not working as a cover. Too many distracting elements. And I hate that her hair and the masthead are the same color,” critiqued mikel.
“Didn’t they have a picture that didn’t show her slouching?” asked oaklee91.
“What is that pose? What is that set? There is so much wrong with this cover,” proclaimed marsnoop2.
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“It falls flat because the image looks like they caught her unprepared. You can’t tell me that this was the best shot in the selection! This could’ve been a great cover if only her pose was stronger and more striking,” wrote aracic.
Although not everyone was underwhelmed. “Must admit that I’m not usually one for Paloma Elsesser, but I somehow don’t hate this,” said vogue28.
“I won’t say I’m Paloma’s biggest fan, but I like seeing her come so far because her look is so far from a conventional model look, it challenges our perception, and I love that about her. Like her or not, her success is undeniable,” commented FashionMuseDior.
Check out what else Vogue Spain’s May 2021 issue has to offer and share your thoughts here.