We got a surprise when supermodel Natalia Vodianova unexpectedly turned up on Vogue‘s November cover and now the magazine strikes again by giving us Amy Adams as its December cover star. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz (although we originally presumed Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot the cover due to the over-airbrushing), the American Hustle star posed for the ravishing cover image wearing a Valentino creation from the Fall 2014 Couture collection and we’re loving it!
Forum members were quick to respond when the cover first surfaced on our forums over the weekend. “What a surprise!!! Ahh Amy. Not sure about her expression and what she’s wearing but I’m just so happy that it’s her!! AH!!” enthused MON, who got the thread off to a positive start.
“It’s about damn time. She looks incredible imo,” added TREVOFASHIONISTO.
A.D.C. was feeling it, too and commented, “Aww I love it!! Another redhead for December!! I always love how US Vogue’s December covers convey a sense of the Holiday season even if they’re not outright festive looking. This one reminds me a little of a Christmas ornament in a chic way.”
“Way, way, way overdue. Embarrassed for people who don’t realize that fact. Like her, or don’t like her, she’s been in some of the biggest/best movies of the past 4 years with The Fighter, The Master, American Hustle, Her. And given great performances in each of them,” credited HeatherAnne.
Also sharing the same sentiments was Miss Dalloway: “I find this to be a perfect US Vogue cover, it all works, she looks amazing, the dress is a bit daring, but still chic, and it manages to look festive without being tacky. Wonder if Annie or perhaps Mert & Marcus shot this…” she questioned.
Marc10 wasn’t admiring the amount of post-production the cover received and wrote, “By the look of the retouching on her face this is by Mert & Marcus.”
Are you as happy as we are to see Amy score her first-ever Vogue cover? Check out some previews inside the thread and tell us what you think here.