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Kaia Gerber, Jessica Fennix and More Are Cover Girls in Ports 1961’s Spring 2020 Campaign

You must be living under a very large rock if you don’t already know that Karl Templer and Fabien Baron are the new forces behind Ports 1961. The creative twosome debuted their first collection for the brand during London Fashion Week Spring 2020 (much to the delight of our forum members). The pair enlisted Steven Meisel to shoot the advertising campaign for the collection capturing an array of models, including Kaia Gerber, Jessica Fennix, Mona Tougaard, Abby Champion and Lys Lorente, for the retro magazine cover-inspired images.

Ports 1961 S/S 2020 : Kaia, Jessica, Mona, Abby & Lys by Steven Meisel


Needless to say, the campaign was an instant hit on our forums. “Something different from the brand, I like it. Especially that they look like vintage covers,” said kokobombon.

“This is fabulous, love the magazine cover concept and the retro vibes,” echoed vogue28.

“This is what I wanted for Versace! It’s fun, classy and I love it!” praised Lola701.

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“Beautiful portraits! Jessica is radiant! I love the emotion. Meisel really makes Kaia come alive,” noted GivenchyHomme.

Also sharing the same level of enthusiasm toward the campaign was McKinney: “Don’t know much about this brand, but I can certainly get behind their campaign…way better than the waste of print produced by some bigger brands.”

“Didn’t Gucci and [Glen] Luchford just do these fake cover campaigns with the brand’s logo half a year ago?” asked dodencebt.

“Who cares who did it first! We’re in the sustainable era now, it’s all about recycling anyway. I just can’t stop looking at them. This is by far my favorite campaign of the season! Will be definitely hard to beat,” aracic fired back.

Ports 1961 S/S 2020 : Kaia, Jessica, Mona, Abby & Lys by Steven Meisel


Check out the rest of Ports 1961’s new campaign here.

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Riccardo Tisci and Rianne Van Rompaey Pose Together for Vogue Korea’s February 2020 Issue

We love seeing designers on the cover of Vogue. So we’re happy to see Riccardo Tisci following in the footsteps of Tom Ford and Karl Lagerfeld by covering Vogue Korea’s latest issue alongside model Rianne Van Rompaey. The last time the Korean title impressed us was with its Vittoria Ceretti offering back in November, but the mag manages to capture our attention once again for February 2020. Burberry’s creative director and our forum’s favorite Dutch beauty join forces before the lens of photographic duo Luigi & Iango for the first cover (below). Rianne goes solo for the second cover (after the jump).

Vogue Korea February 2020 : Riccardo Tisci & Rianne van Rompaey by Luigi & Iango


The covers proved to be everything our forum members wanted and more. “The solo cover is stunning! Rianne really serves it,” raved MON.

“Rianne’s solo cover is stunning. Pure magic,” echoed TaylorBinque.

“Rianne’s solo cover is…phenomenal and props to her for looking beautiful even in an upside down shot,” applauded crmsnsnwflks.

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Valentine27 shared the same sentiment: “Now we’re talking, wow, these are stunning covers! Rianne’s outdone herself again, I mean, she looks phenomenal upside down. Riccardo looks a bit out of place, but honestly I think he looks good so I don’t mind it.”

“This is fantastic actually! Especially the solo cover, Rianne looks magnificent. I don’t understand why Riccardo needed to appear on the cover, but I can’t really complain since I like the composition of that cover as well,” proclaimed aracic.

“Rianne’s solo cover is really gorgeous and it should’ve been the only one,” said dodencebt.

Vogue Korea February 2020 : Riccardo Tisci & Rianne van Rompaey by Luigi & Iango


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Jill Kortleve Makes Her Vogue Paris Debut on the Mag’s Cut-and-Paste February 2020 Cover

Emmanuelle Alt made Vogue Paris the most predictable title of 2019, constantly giving up the cover of the French fashion bible to the usual suspects (Erika Linder twice and Rianne Van Rompaey a total of three times). But Alt appears to be turning over a new leaf in the new year by welcoming a fresh face on French Vogue for February 2020. Jill Kortleve makes her debut on the magazine striking a pose in Saint Laurent for the cover shot captured by Dutch photographic duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

Vogue Paris February 2020 : Jill Kortleve by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin


But the cover failed to excite our forum members. “Emmanuelle Alt’s interpretation of ’embracing different shapes’. The cover is awful from start to end and Jill Kortleve is actually a gorgeous girl,” expressed Benn98.

“Wow. I have no words. Seriously, I am floored. This is the worst image I have ever seen in my life. This teen girl pink background? The ‘rural/country wanna-be-a-model-girl pose’? What is that face?” declared a far from overjoyed dontbeadrag.

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“I think it’s hilarious that Vogue Paris’ way of embracing ‘Vogue Values’ is by putting someone who 95 percent of people would consider thin or at least of standard model proportions on their cover and calling her a ‘body positive figure’ who ‘redefines the standards of beauty’. Or maybe it’s just the way they Photoshopped her?” wondered vavavinny.

Valentine27 felt the same way: “She might be different from the usual fashion standards, but it doesn’t show on the cover. That’s a pity, especially when the title states ‘different’. I don’t even mind the cut-and-paste pink background at this point. The representation is just wrong and I feel like it’s a missed opportunity.”

“I kinda like it!” defended vogue28. “I’m taken back to Vogue Paris covers from the 90s (like the one with Meghan Douglas by Mario Testino).”

“I like it. Vogue Paris is the only Vogue that is still bearable. May Alt continue for many years and never be replaced by a social media chaser,” wrote Les_Sucettes.

Are you a fan? Await the contents of the issue and join the conversation here.

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Olivia Wilde Delivers Old Hollywood Glamour on InStyle’s February 2020 Covers

InStyle is one of the hottest magazines on newsstands right now and it’s all thanks to Laura Brown and her knack for securing the best cover subjects. Toward the end of last year, Jennifer Aniston, Elle Fanning and Renée Zellweger were picked for covers and last month, the mag kicked off 2020 with a series of Salma Hayek, Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne covers. Olivia Wilde is Brown’s latest cover conquest, starring on the title’s February 2020 issue serving up tons of Old Hollywood style. Shot by Pamela Hanson and styled by Karla Welch, the Booksmart director wears Christian Dior in the newsstand cover (below) and suits up in Max Mara for the subscribers’ alternative (after the jump).

US InStyle February 2020 : Olivia Wilde by Pamela Hanson


“A true contender for the least flattering photo of Olivia Wilde I’ve ever seen,” declared KINGofVERSAILLES the moment the first cover dropped.

In the same frame of mind was Handbag Queen: “I think she’s naturally very beautiful, but these photos don’t make her shine at all.”

“Who the f did she piss off?” wondered MON.

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“‘Badass Women’…so we will dress her like a typical 50s housewife — the go-to style for archaic anti-feminism,” called out Kite.

“Wait…they did THAT to her face? Come on now, that is just upsetting!” proclaimed Miss Dalloway.

“I like Olivia, but Jennifer Lawrence and Peter Lindbergh did it better,” added jorgepalomo.

“What a shame, this turned out to be an eyesore. I don’t mind Olivia Wilde, can’t complain about the retro styling (with the exception of the tulle skirt shot) and actually like how the Christian Dior looks in the cover image, but can’t fathom how this went so wrong,” expressed vogue28.

US InStyle February 2020 : Olivia Wilde by Pamela Hanson


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Margot Robbie Stars on V Magazine’s Up Close and Personal Spring Preview 2020 Cover

Everyone knows Margot Robbie photographs like a dream. Whether the Aussie beauty is gracing the cover of Vanity Fair, W, U.S. ELLE, American Vogue or Vogue Australia, she always captivates. Now the Bombshell star makes her debut on the cover of V Magazine for its Spring Preview 2020 edition. The Chanel brand ambassador naturally sports the legendary French fashion house for the close-up cover shot captured by photographer Chris Colls.

V Magazine #123 Spring Preview 2020 : Margot Robbie by Chris Colls


But our forum members weren’t feeling it. “Hmm, no. It should’ve been stronger, fiercer and the neckline of that top looks sloppy since it’s barely visible but still visible enough to distract me. Not a fan!” said aracic.

“It’s *almost* great. It has hints of that great old V Magazine, but the cropping and framing is a bit awkward…” Marc10 critiqued.

“This is the definition of pedestrian,” declared honeycombchild.

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“Is this a Vichy ad? NO!” proclaimed an unimpressed Miss Dalloway.

“Thanks! Now I can’t unsee the invisible night cream jar she’s holding,” Benn98 replied. “The preview looked way more interesting than this cover.”

“I like the composition of the cover but…her face looks weird,” voiced jorgepalomo.

“I hate the way the V frames her face…otherwise I like the photo. Definitely one of V Magazine‘s better covers of the last few years, probably due to the fact that there’s no OTT tacky styling…” admitted RMDV.

Are you a fan? Check out Margot’s accompanying cover feature and join the debate here.

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Eddie Murphy, Renée Zellweger and Jennifer Lopez Hit the Road for Vanity Fair’s Annual Hollywood Issue

Award season is currently in full swing and it’s also that time of year when Vanity Fair bestows upon us its annual Hollywood issue. Previous years saw the magazine opt for a fold-out concept (like 2019’s refreshingly diverse cover or 2018’s Photoshop disaster), but 2020’s installment just features three cover stars: Eddie Murphy, Renée Zellweger and Jennifer Lopez. Photographed by Ethan James Green and styled by Samira Nasr, the stars hop on motorcycles looking like they’re about to hit the road — along with 20 of their peers in the accompanying cover feature.

Vanity Fair 'The Hollywood Issue' 2020 by Ethan James Green


The cover quickly sparked debate on our forums. “I actually really like this. It’s something different and tells a story compared to the usual covers. And J.Lo is absolutely serving it!! Eat your heart out Oscars, you failed big time,” declared [Piece Of Me].

“I quite like this! Thank god it’s not by boring [Annie] Leibovitz again,” praised HodanChloe.

“I like it! Kudos to Ethan for this achievement,” applauded jorgepalomo.

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“I actually really like the concept. It shows interesting storytelling and the personality of the stars,” raved TaylorBinque.

“The cover feels like a vast departure from previous Hollywood covers and for that alone I can appreciate it, but there just seems to be a huge disconnect between the subjects that I severely dislike,” critiqued an underwhelmed vogue28.

Benn98 shared the same sentiment: “Surprised this cover is getting such love because I find it terrible. Didn’t even recognize Renée and the styling and assembly of the subjects are just off. Everything looks really budget and cheap in the worst way imaginable.”

“A tragic cover,” echoed MON.

See more from Vanity Fair‘s latest and join the conversation here.