Despite Vanity Fair offering beautiful Viola Davis, Gal Gadot and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez covers last year, 2021 is proving to be a different story for the magazine. So far not even Anya Taylor-Joy or archival cover images of Princess Diana have managed to generate much buzz. Now Issa Rae has our undivided attention as she becomes Vanity Fair‘s June 2021 cover star. The American actress, writer and producer strikes a pose wearing a chic look from Saint Laurent’s Spring 2021 collection (including that coveted gold breastplate) while posing for photographer Adrienne Raquel.
The cover earned mixed reviews on our forums. “Very The Hollywood Reporter,” critiqued MON.
“Love that look on her, but I don’t like the cover. Very The Hollywood Reporter indeed!” added aracic.
“Imagine spending your life seeing celebrities on the front of Vanity Fair looking like legends and when it’s your turn, you are given this caliber of cover,” tigerrouge pointed out.
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“They did her dirty with this photography I’m afraid. But I’m so happy she’s on Vanity Fair!” exclaimed dodencebt.
The topic of conversation soon turned toward the styling. “Out of all the Saint Laurent pieces I am happy they chose this look and it really suits Issa!” admired GERGIN.
“I really like that Saint Laurent bra, it elevates the basic styling…” agreed kokobombon.
“She looks incredibly beautiful and I love the styling,” raved [Piece Of Me].
“Absolutely love what Issa Rae is wearing in the cover shot, will love that Saint Laurent collection for many years to come, but the angle of the shot from Adrienne Raquel could’ve been a whole lot better and this could’ve been a far more commanding Vanity Fair cover than it is,” voiced vogue28.
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