Vogue Italia dropped its March cover this morning featuring Dutch model Saskia de Brauw, wearing a dress and skirt from Christian Dior. Brauw poses for Steven Meisel alongside some stuffed animals (not something you would expect on the cover of Vogue). The outcome of the 'wonderfully wild' shoot is very striking, with styling by Marie Amélie Sauvé, hair by Guido and makeup by Pat McGrath, it's no wonder we're in for a wild ride. Vogue Italia is in a league of its own!
TheFashionSpot forums couldn't contain their excitement after the cover was posted. "This is A-MAZING," wrote JessicaKarina
Nepenthes enthusiastically posted, "Finally! My initial reaction to this was shock which is exactly what I've been waiting for. I love how off Saskia's pose is and how strange the composition is in general. A definite win from Vogue Italia. Hopefully the content will be just as exciting!"
"Just crazy about this cover image, striking, and cool to see Saskia!" commented Miss Dalloway
A few members didn't share the same sentiments, with Bertrando3 writing, "It looks gimmicky and not good. Are we sure Meisel did this??? It looks really bad."
CATO made members laugh, "Its a joke, isn´t it? for me it's 'Vogue meets National Geographic.'" Member kuli trendy also made a reference to National Geographic magazine: "I thought it's NatGeo magazine… The face painting is too distracted…" he wrote.
Check out the thread and join the discussion here. There's also a behind-the-scenes video to watch too!