Starring in a movie like Fifty Shades of Grey was bound to get you some exposure at some point and with two Vogue cover appearances already under her belt, Dakota Johnson just landed her first Marie Claire cover. The American title unfortunately got itself off to a rocky start this year, failing to deliver with messy and overstyled covers. But the publication appears to redeem itself for March 2016, putting out a vibrant and effortless cover shot by photographer Txema Yeste. Styled wearing Proenza Schouler and teamed with a bright red lip, Dakota has never looked better.
Members of our forums were pleasantly surprised. “Nice cover and I love the middle shot,” raved justaguy, showing some enthusiasm for Dakota’s accompanying editorial.
“Txema is an amazing photographer,” applauded madzedre the moment the cover dropped with Yeste rapidly becoming one of our favorite photographers.
In the same positive frame of mind was kokobombon, chiming in, “Great cover. A lot of text but the layout frames her face well so it doesn’t distract. She never looked better IMO.”
Soon after, things began to look rather dismal for Marie Claire. “It’s a lovely shot and perhaps her best cover yet, but I’m sorry, it looks like U.K. Glamour or Marie Claire. This shot does highlight her beauty, but they should leave the grey backdrop for winter,” Benn98 complained.
“Looking like the U.K. version is a bad thing?” asked kokobombon, in full disagreement mode.
“When you’re an American version, with a much bigger budget, then yes, it is a bad thing. They should be able to establish their own mood,” replied a disapproving Benn98.
Forum member narcyza wasn’t much of a fan, either, ranting, “Another boring cover with her. Give me a better actress please.”
Make sure to grab your copy of Marie Claire‘s big spring fashion issue, available on newsstands now, and drop us a comment here.