There’s no denying that Vogue China has let standards slip this year as the magazine has produced a series of misses. From making the unforgivable mistake of hiring Terry Richardson to doing Karlie Kloss a disservice on the June cover, our forum members have spent plenty of time calling the magazine out. (The knockout Gigi Hadid cover for March provesit hasn’t all been downhill.) As Vogue China closes the book on 2017, Edie Campbell makes a return to the cover, posing for photographer Patrick Demarchelier in the great outdoors wearing a look from Chanel’s Cruise 2018 collection.
After checking out the cover, our forum members were divided in their opinion. “It looks like a Vogue Australia cover,” described OllieJE straight away.
“It does look very Vogue Australia, but I find it exceptionally beautiful,” said Benn98. “It’s nice to see something natural for this edition, especially after the Kris [Grikaite] cover. I like everything, the dress against that earthy setting, her makeup, pose.”
“Actually a very beautiful cover,” Miss Dalloway admired.
Not everyone was pleased, however. “For December? Really? Edie’s eyes are so dead. It isn’t her best cover,” voiced a disapproving narcyza.
“I find this image really confusing. There’s a wild disconnect between the goddess gown (and crown) and Edie’s mournful expression and deflated pose. The colors are beautiful and it’s cool – but this isn’t an example of professional modeling, in my opinion,” said happycanadian.
Bertrando3 seemed not to be Edie’s biggest champion either. “Let´s be real now: Edie brings absolutely nothing new to the table as a high fashion model. She looks SO SO SO awkward: her body position, the lost look on her face, the mouth – it’s all wrong. She is working a lot because of her connections but not because of her modeling talents,” he ranted.
See what else the issue has to offer (like Kate Moss) and share your opinion with us here.