If the already released January covers are any indication for what direction magazines will be following in the new year, then it’s safe to assume we will finally see more models covering major magazines again. In addition to Joan Smalls on US Elle and Cara Delevingne on UK Vogue, we also got an ever-so-beautiful Christy Turlington appearing on UK Harper’s Bazaar. One of the original supermodels, Turlington delivers a “perfect 90s cover,” according to tFS forum member Srdjan. Photographer Alexi Lubomirski shot two covers with Ms. Turlington for this issue, a black/white cover for subscribers (pictured above) and another one for the newsstand version of the magazine (pictured below).
Opinions on the tFS forums on both covers were divided.
“One of my all time favorites, and it still feels good to see her name on the covers of magazines! THIS is how you open the year, gorgeous effortless shot of her for [the subscribers cover],” commented Miss Dalloway.
“Christy looks stunning! Interesting play with shadows and lighting on the subscribers cover,” added mikel.
But vogue28, who received the subscribers cover, was one of the few members who preferred the newsstand version. He wrote, “Must admit that I'm not terribly fond of the subs cover. The lighting looks horrendous and makes Turlington's skin color look completely inaccurate. It's crossed the line of being something different for me. The newsstand cover, however, is glorious. I'll definitely be heading out and picking up a newsstand copy.”
I think Christy looks gorgeous on both cover, but the classic 90s feel of the newsstand edition is what really wins me over here. Which cover do you prefer?