Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott have shot their fair share of Vogue Paris covers. The November 2014 cover marks the fourth time this year for the Turkish photographic duo (not to mention the numerous others pre-2014). Emmanuelle Alt proved members of our forums wrong by suddenly becoming unpredictable: Adriana Lima unexpectedly graces the magazine’s latest cover, having only been featured inside the French title twice before.
But even with a striking headpiece from Dolce & Gabbana, our forum members still had gripes about the cover. “I like it, other than the boring background!” shared lukechapman.
“Could do with a different background but it’s really striking,” agreed Nepenthes, who went on to say, “Adriana’s eyes are piercing! I’m sure it will look amazing on newsstands!”
“GORGEOUS close-up shot for the beauty issue!” raved miguelalmeida.
“Adriana is a welcome change to the usual VP cover subjects,” enthused khyrk, clearly motivated by Alt’s cover girl choice this month.
Discussion took a turn when most of our forum members couldn’t help but compare it to other publications. “It looks amateurish, cheap, and trying so hard it might as well be a cover of Vogue Russia!!!” disapproved Miss Dalloway.
Also suggesting the cover resembles Russian Vogue was Creative, who questioned, “Vogue Russia is that you? Ugly and what a terrible layout.”
HeatherAnne didn’t appear to be impressed, either: “This magazine has lost any sense of identity; I never know what I’m going to see when I click on their thread, it’s completely disjointed from month to month. I feel as if Alt is grasping at straws at this point.”
Are you over or underwhelmed? See inside the thread and share your own opinion here.